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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).
Lat Long Alt m(ft) Climate Biome Av Temp Precip
Pietersburg2352'S2927'E1226 (4022)Subtropical dry forest362 (14)
Pretoria2545'S2811'E1308 (4291)Subtropical steppeSubtropical dry forest17 (63)517 (20)
Johannesburg268'S2814'E1694 (5558)Subtropical steppeWarm temperate dry forest16 (61)543 (21)
Upington2825'S2116'E835 (2740)Subtropical desert scrub163 (6)
Alexander Bay2836'S1623'E30 (98)37 (1)
Kimberley2848'S2448'E1196 (3924)Subtropical steppeSubtropical thorn woodland19 (65)350 (14)
Bloemfontein296'S2618'E1353 (4439)Warm temperate dry forest469 (18)
Durban2958'S3057'E8 (26)Humid subtropicalSubtropical dry forest20 (69)828 (33)
East London332'S2750'E116 (381)732 (29)
Cape Town3358'S1836'E42 (138)MediterraneanWarm temperate dry forest17 (62)475 (19)
Port Elizabeth3359'S2537'E63 (207)Marine west coastSubtropical thorn woodland17 (63)526 (21)
Gough Island4021'S953'W54 (177)2662 (105)
Marion Island4653'S3752'E24 (79)2086 (82)

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