Weather & Climate – Augrabies Falls NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Climate Chart Augrabies Falls National Park

Climate Chart Augrabies Falls National Park – 447-844m / 1,467-2,769ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Augrabies Falls National Park is located in a semi-arid region, which implies low annual rainfall and extreme variations of temperature. Occasional thunderstorms occur from October to April. The park’s location in the southern hemisphere dictates that seasons are experienced at opposite times of the year to those in North America and Europe.

Dry season May to September – Winter

The winter season is devoid of rainfall. The nights tend to be very cold, and frost is common. Winter clothing is recommended for evenings and early mornings. Daytime temperatures are pleasant.

  • May – With average temperatures of 8°C/46°F in the morning and 25°C/77°F in the afternoon, summer comes to its end.
  • June, July & August – With cold, and even frost, being commonplace, you should bring warm clothes for night and morning activities. Average temperatures range from 5°C/41°F to 22°C/72°F during the daytime.
  • September – Afternoon temperatures average 27°C/81°F. Mornings become slightly warmer than previous months, at around 8°C/46°F.

Wet season October to April – Summer

Extreme heat is prevalent throughout the summer. Regardless of it being the Wet season, the humidity is low. Average daytime temperatures are around 35°C/95°F but can peak at 45°C/113°F and higher. Occasional rain occurs and usually comes in dramatic storms.

  • October & November – The haziness of the sky disappears with the first summer rains. As the season wears on, precipitation increases, primarily in the form of occasional afternoon showers. Temperatures hover between 16°C/61°F in the morning and 33°C/91°F in the afternoon.
  • December, January & February – This period is typified by the highest temperatures of the year. They often ascend to well over the average 36°C/97°F. Early mornings are lovely with temperatures around 18°C/65°F. Occasional showers clear the air and break the heat.
  • March & April – Daytime average is still around 32°C/90°F, while nights stay warm at 15°C/59°F. Rainfall stops by the end of April, but there can still be an occasional shower prior to that.

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