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Climate, Average Weather of South Africa

  • Of the land area, 0.6% has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Aw), 37% has a semi-arid/ steppe climate (BS), 28.1% has a arid/ desert climate (BW), 17.5% has a temperate/ mesothermal climate with significant precipitation in all seasons (Cf), 1.9% has a temperate/ mesothermal climate with dry summers (Cs), 15% has a temperate/ mesothermal climate with dry winters (Cw).
  • Of the population, 0.6% live in a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Aw), 21.1% live in a semi-arid/ steppe climate (BS), 1.6% live in a arid/ desert climate (BW), 34% live in a temperate/ mesothermal climate with significant precipitation in all seasons (Cf), 6.7% live in a temperate/ mesothermal climate with dry summers (Cs), 36% live in a temperate/ mesothermal climate with dry winters (Cw).
Location Lat. Long. Alt. m(ft) Climate Biome Av. Temp. Precip.
Pietersburg2352'S2927'E1226 (4022)-Subtropical dry forest-362 (14)
Pretoria2545'S2811'E1308 (4291)BSkSubtropical dry forest17 (63)517 (20)
Johannesburg268'S2814'E1694 (5558)BSkWarm temperate dry forest16 (61)543 (21)
Upington2825'S2116'E835 (2740)-Subtropical desert scrub-163 (6)
Alexander Bay2836'S1623'E30 (98)---37 (1)
Kimberley2848'S2448'E1196 (3924)BShSubtropical thorn woodland19 (65)350 (14)
Bloemfontein296'S2618'E1353 (4439)-Warm temperate dry forest-469 (18)
Durban2958'S3057'E8 (26)CsaSubtropical dry forest20 (69)828 (33)
East London332'S2750'E116 (381)---732 (29)
Cape Town3358'S1836'E42 (138)CsbWarm temperate dry forest17 (62)475 (19)
Port Elizabeth3359'S2537'E63 (207)CsbSubtropical thorn woodland17 (63)526 (21)
Gough Island4021'S953'W54 (177)---2662 (105)
Marion Island4653'S3752'E24 (79)---2086 (82)

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