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South Africa Holiday: The Jacaranda trees lining the streets in spring (Oct) are beautiful

South Africa Holiday: Tshwane's (Pretoria's) Climate

Pretoria in the Tshwane municipality of South Africa's Gauteng province has a delightfully mild climate. Summer offers warm African sunshine in the day followed by refreshing breezy nights. There are about six weeks of chill in mid-winter.

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The high altitude of Tshwane (Pretoria) and the Highveld ensures a favourable climate throughout the year.
Summer days (October to March) are pleasantly hot, though rarely to the point of discomfort, and evenings are comfortably cool.
 

Sun & Temperature

Month Average Sunlight (hours) Temperature
Average
Min Max
Jan 9 16 27
Feb 9 16 27
March 8 14 26
April 9 10 24
May 9 6 21
June 9 3 19
July 9 3 19
Aug 10 6 22
Sept 10 9 25
Oct 9 13 27
Nov 9 14 27
Dec 9 15 28
 
This is a summer-rainfall region and between November and February summer thunderstorms produce flashes of lightning and torrential but brief afternoon downpours (and occasional hail).
There are about six weeks of chill in mid-winter (July & August). The days are warm, occasionally up to 23�C, but the evenings are chilly with frequent frosts at night.

Humidity and Rainfall

Month Relative humidity Average Precipitation (mm) Wet Days (+0.25 mm)
am pm
Jan 71 47 127 12
Feb 73 49 109 9
March 75 48 114 8
April 74 42 43 5
May 74 36 23 3
June 74 32 15 1
July 72 31 8 1
Aug 65 29 5 1
Sept 57 29 20 2
Oct 60 34 56 7
Nov 65 40 132 11
Dec 68 45 132 10
 
Johannesburg's climate is similar to that of Tshwane (Pretoria), but it lies at a slightly higher altitude than its northern neighbour and its air temperatures are, on average, about two degrees lower.
Possibly the best time to visit is spring when more than 70,000 Jacaranda Trees are in full bloom. During October, the whole town is one big purple-coloured, sweet-smelling sea of blossoms. These exotic trees; imported from South America some 100 years ago, gave the city its nickname, "Jacaranda City".
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