Mar 24, 2018 - Sat
Hoedspruit, South Africa
few clouds
27°C few clouds
Wind 14 km/h, NW
Humidity 83%
Pressure 719.67 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
sat mar 24
light rain
27/19°C 8 km/h, NNW 94% 721.39 mmHg
sun mar 25
light rain
29/20°C 13 km/h, NW 73% 721.03 mmHg
mon mar 26
heavy intensity rain
20/20°C 15 km/h, S 100% 724.88 mmHg
tue mar 27
light rain
24/21°C 16 km/h, SSE 88% 725.84 mmHg
wed mar 28
light rain
29/19°C 4 km/h, ENE - 722.77 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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