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Pretoria Climate & Temperature

  • Pretoria, South Africa is at 25°44'S, 28°11'E, 1308 m (4291 ft). See map.
  • Pretoria has a mid-latitude steppe/ semi-arid cool climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BSk).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Pretoria is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 17.3 degrees Celsius (63.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 732 mm (28.8 inches) which is equivalent to 732 Litres/m² (17.95 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3254 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Pretoria you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Kahului, Maui, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 22 (72) 25 (77) 27 (81) 27 (81) 28 (82) 27 (81) 27 (81) 26 (79) 24 (75) 21 (70) 19 (66) 24 (76)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (52) 14 (57) 17 (63) 20 (68) 21 (69) 22 (71) 22 (71) 22 (71) 20 (68) 17 (63) 13 (55) 11 (52) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (37) 6 (43) 9 (48) 13 (55) 14 (57) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (57) 10 (50) 5 (41) 3 (37) 10 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 3 (0) 6 (0) 22 (1) 71 (3) 98 (4) 150 (6) 154 (6) 75 (3) 82 (3) 51 (2) 13 (1) 7 (0) 732 (29)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 7 (23%) 11 (37%) 12 (39%) 12 (39%) 10 (35%) 10 (32%) 5 (17%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%)   76 (21%)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 09:23 09:54 09:18 08:54 09:00 09:05 08:17 08:02 07:42 08:42 09:19 09:12   08:54
Average Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 41' 11h 14' 11h 59' 12h 45' 13h 23' 13h 42' 13h 32' 13h 00' 12h 17' 11h 30' 10h 52' 10h 32'   12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 89 (11) 89 (11) 78 (22) 70 (30) 68 (32) 67 (33) 62 (38) 62 (38) 63 (37) 76 (24) 87 (13) 88 (12)   74 (26)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 43.8 52.2 63.6 74.6 83.3 87.6 83.6 74.4 63.9 52.4 44.1 40.8   63.7

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