Pretoria Climate & Weather
Pretoria Climate and Weather
Pretoria enjoys a very favourable climate, with dry and sunny weather most of the year. The city has a dry subtropical climate, with long, hot and rainy summers and short, cool and dry winters. Pretoria is situated in a valley, which ensures that the weather is generally hotter than one might expect considering the high altitude. In summer, between November and February, the average temperatures in Pretoria range between 64°F (18°C) and 84°F (29°C), and in winter, between June and August, the average temperatures range between 41°F (5°C) and 66°F (19°C). Like Johannesburg, between the months of October and April, Pretoria experiences frequent heavy afternoon thunderstorms with downpours of rain that disappear as quickly as they arrive; these storms come as a relief from the heat and are generally not much of a hindrance to travel. Winter days are only slightly cooler than the pleasant summer average temperatures, but it can become frosty on winter nights. There is virtually no rain during the winter months and snow is extremely rare. The best time to visit Pretoria is in the shoulder months of spring and autumn, but the hot, rainy summer is also pleasant.
Become our Pretoria Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Pretoria travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Pretoria or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
Africa Miracles specialises in tailor-made holidays to South Africa. Travel to the website and find information on South Africa and suggested itineraries.
iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided adventure safaris to South Africa and 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!
Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout South Africa.