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    South Africa - National parks

    Pretoria weather and climate in 2024

    South Africa - National parks

    Pretoria weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    24 °C

     

    Night

    7 °C

     

    Precipitation

    15 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    2 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    11 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    57 %

     

    Day

    24 °C

     

    Night

    7 °C

     

    Precipitation

    15 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    2 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    11 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    57 %

    Overview: Pretoria
    Pretoria, located in South Africa, enjoys a predominantly tropical weather pattern. The day time temperature spans from a mild 21 °C (70 °F) in the coolness of June to the warmth of 29 °C (85 °F) in January's peak. This region experiences quantitatively the least rainfall in July, averaging just 1 day of precipitation, whereas December is characterized by the highest frequency of rainy days at 15 days. The nocturnal temperatures range from a chilly 3 °C (38 °F) in July to a more comfortable 17 °C (62 °F) come January.

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    Last week's weather in Pretoria

    During the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024, temperatures averaged at 28 °C (82 °F) during the day and dropped to 12 °C (54 °F) at night. Both the daily and night temperatures in Pretoria are roughly same as the long-term average, which is around 26 °C (79 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) respectively. In the end, Saturday was hottest day of the week. The coldest day of the week was Sunday in the end of the week. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 14 °C (57 °F), 10am 23 °C (73 °F), 1pm 27 °C (81 °F), 4pm 27 °C (81 °F), 7pm 19 °C (66 °F), 10pm 15 °C (59 °F).

    During this week: 5 days without rain and 2 days with light rain were observed. Pretoria received 3 mm (0.12 in) of precipitation throughout the week, which is slightly below its long-term average of 7 mm (0.28 in). The daytime hours (from dawn to dusk) had an average cloud coverage of 30 %.

    An average wind speed of 1.8 m/s was recorded. The air pressure was 1014 hpa - 1029 hpa. The average air humidity was 59 % in Pretoria.

    On average, there were 8 hours clear skies, 3.5 hours partially overcast skies and 2 hours overcast skies during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). On average, the time of sunrise was 06:27, and the time of sunset was 17:42.

    Weather overview for Pretoria

    Weather overview

    Pretoria, located in South Africa, enjoys a predominantly tropical weather pattern. The day time temperature spans from a mild 21 °C (70 °F) in the coolness of June to the warmth of 29 °C (85 °F) in January's peak. This region experiences quantitatively the least rainfall in July, averaging just 1 day of precipitation, whereas December is characterized by the highest frequency of rainy days at 15 days. The nocturnal temperatures range from a chilly 3 °C (38 °F) in July to a more comfortable 17 °C (62 °F) come January.

    January weather

    January in Pretoria experiences peak day temperatures averaging 29 °C (85 °F) and the nights are also at their warmest with an average of 17 °C (62 °F). This month marks the wet season. A slight reduction in rainy days and sunshine duration is noticeable, the latter measuring 8 hours.

    February weather

    In February, the onset of the decline in rainfall is evident in Pretoria with an average of 95 mm (3.75 in), and like the previous month, the count of rainy days also decreases, registering 12 days. The month sees the highest humidity levels at 65 %.

    March weather

    The temperatures during the day begin to drop in March to an average of 28 °C (83 °F) in Pretoria, and the night time temperatures decrease similarly, averaging 15 °C (59 °F). The number of rainy days sees a declining trend, now at 10 days. A reduction in rainfall volume is also observed, as well as the shortest duration of sun hours for the month.

    April weather

    With the arrival of April, the descent in rainfall continues in Pretoria along with a gradual reduction in the night-time and daytime temperatures, averaging 11 °C (52 °F) and 26 °C (80 °F) respectively.

    May weather

    In May, representing the onset of the tourist season, rainfall and temperatures continue to drop in Pretoria. The average day temperature stands at 24 °C (75 °F), and night temperatures also follow a downward trend, averaging 7 °C (44 °F). The city observes its lowest wind speeds during this month.

    June weather

    The tourist season is in full swing in June with the lowest day temperatures of the year in Pretoria averaging 21 °C (70 °F), and a continual descent in night temperatures, now at 3 °C (38 °F). Rainfall remains low along with a decrease in the count of rainy days.

    July weather

    The pleasant tourist season continues through July with extremely low rainfall amounts and a minimal count of rainy days. The night temperature reaches its lowest average for the year in this month while the number of sun hours begins to increase.

    August weather

    August experiences the onset of rising day temperatures, and the night temperatures also begin to warm up. Pretoria reaches its maximum sun hours during this month as we progress away from the dry season.

    September weather

    As the days get warmer in September, reaching an average of 28 °C (82 °F), and the nights follow suit, Pretoria sees a gradual rise in rainy days. The city also marks the tail end of the tourism season, and its minimal humidity level can be observed, sitting at 46 %.

    October weather

    The temperature continues to climb in October, with the night also experiencing an upward trajectory in Pretoria. The rainfall volume increases, marking a clear upward trend in wet weather. The number of sunshine hours starts to dwindle while the wind speed reaches its maximum point.

    November weather

    November sees a continuation in the rise of the number of rainy days, and the rainfall volume also escalates, indicating the approaching wet season. A minor decrease in the number of sunny hours is also observable.

    December weather

    The onset of the wet season is unmistakable in Pretoria by December, with the highest number of rainy days per month and the greatest volume of rainfall. Concurrently, the night temperature continues to climb, while the length of daylight reaches its zenith for the year.

    FAQs

    How many days of rain occur in Pretoria during January?

    Pretoria sees about 14 days of rain in January.

    How much rain falls in Pretoria during February?

    February in Pretoria brings a rainfall total of about 95 mm (3.75 in).

    What is the decline in rainy days for Pretoria in March?

    There's a noticeable decrease in the number of rainy days in March, averaging around 10 days.

    What is April's average night temperature in Pretoria?

    April sees the night temperatures in Pretoria averaging around 11 °C (52 °F).

    How does the tourist season affect the climate in May in Pretoria?

    May, marking the tourist season in Pretoria, is characterized by dry conditions and only 2 days of rain.

    What is the average daytime temperature in Pretoria during the tourist high season in June?

    During the peak tourist season in June, Pretoria sees average daytime temperatures of about 21 °C (70 °F).

    What are the average night temperatures and rainfall like in July in Pretoria?

    In July, you'll find the lowest night temperatures of the year in Pretoria, with an average of 3 °C (38 °F) and barely any rainfall, just 1 day of precipitation.

    Does August in Pretoria mark a change in temperatures?

    Indeed, Pretoria experiences rising temperatures in August, hinting at the end of the cooler season.

    What are the temperature trends and humidity levels like in Pretoria during September?

    September in Pretoria brings warmer temperatures and the lowest humidity levels of the year, averaging 46 %.

    What should one expect from the weather in Pretoria during October?

    October in Pretoria invites warmer weather with increasing night temperatures, alongside a noticeable rise in rainfall and intensifying winds.

    What's the trend of rainy days and rainfall amounts in Pretoria during November?

    November's approach to the wet season is illustrated by a rise in rainy days, reaching about 12 days and an increase in rainfall amounts.

    Is the wet season in full swing during December in Pretoria?

    In December, the wet season prevails in Pretoria with a frequent rain count of 15 days.

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