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The Climate in South Africa

A semitropical location controlled by the surrounding oceans and the altitude of the inner plateau, explain the warm temperate weather so typical in South Africa and indeed popular to the foreign visitors. The country is noted for its sunshine and comparatively dry climates. The average annual rainfall is around 464mm as the Western Cape acquires mostly rainfall in winter, the remain of South Africa is broadly a summer-rainfall area. South Africa's coastal areas are warmest in winter. There’s a discovering contrast between temperatures along side of the country, referable to the warm Agulhas Current that crosses the east coast, and the frigid Benguela, impertinent from Antarctica, which draws up the west coast.

Simultaneously, temperatures in the country incline to be lower compare to other countries with the same latitudes such as Australia referable mainly to greater altitude above sea level. The climate in Johannesburg lies at 1753 m above sea-level. The golden climate is one of Johannesburg’s primary attractions. Summer is from mid-October to mid-February. It is characterized by hot, sunny conditions frequently on afternoon. The Western Cape, on its Mediterranean climate, is the exclusion, experiencing rain in winter. Autumn in the country is from mid-February to April. Slight rain falls over the entire country, warm but not overly hot, causing colder as the season passes on. From May to July is the winter in South Africa. It is characterized in the higher-dwelling regions of sunny, interior plateau by dry, crisp days and cold nights. The spring in South Africa is from August to mid-October.