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Oct 18, 2017 - Wed
Hoedspruit, South Africa
scattered clouds
20°C scattered clouds
Wind 7 km/h, E
Humidity 100%
Pressure 763.57 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
wed oct 18
light rain
20/16°C 10 km/h, SE 77% 727.37 mmHg
thu oct 19
sky is clear
24/22°C 24 km/h, NNW 69% 722.75 mmHg
fri oct 20
few clouds
22/19°C 19 km/h, SE 72% 726.97 mmHg
sat oct 21
light rain
22/20°C 7 km/h, NNE 90% 729.39 mmHg
sun oct 22
light rain
28/20°C 3 km/h, NNW - 727.07 mmHg

Hoedspruit, Limpopo enjoys a fairly temperate climate, with an average temperature above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year.

Summer – Between October and March, South Africa experiences summer. Visitors can expect long, hot afternoons with temperatures reaching beyond 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Rain is common in the summer months, and South Africa is known for its magnificent thunderstorms. The Hoedspruit area normally receives about 566mm of rain per year, with most of the rainfall occurring during mid-summer (between November and February). The highest level of precipitation occurs in February, with an average of 117 mm.

Mid-day temperatures are extreme, and visitors are encouraged to stay out of the sun’s direct rays as the African sun is harsh. Sun hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended. Evenings are warm, and nothing more than a light sweater should be required (if at all).

Winter – Between May and July, South Africa has its winter months. In the Hoedspruit area there is almost no rainfall in winter. These months can therefore become very dry and temperatures drop drastically before sunrise and after sunset (temperatures can fall below 6 degrees Celsius (42 degrees Fahrenheit)). Daytime temperatures are however usually warm and pleasant.

Guests are encouraged to adopt the “onion approach” to dressing in winter. Layer up early morning and into the evening in jerseys/ sweaters/ windbreakers/ gloves/ beanies/ scarves (the windchill on an open safari vehicle can be brutal if you are unprepared). But have lighter clothing for when the sun makes its appearance.

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