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South Africa Geography, Climate, and Weather

South Africa is located to the West ,South ,and East,borders of the South Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans. Its coastline is swept by the cold ,north flowing ‘Benguela’ and the warm south flowing ‘Agulhas’ systems respectively.
The country is dry, with an average annually rainfall of only 464 mm. Temperatures above 32ºC are fairly common in summer. April and May are usually the most pleasant months.

South Africa‘s climate covers a wide spectrum of different weather zones, the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters, while the temperate northern areas have hot summer days ending in spectacular evening thunderstorms and frosty ,clear, dry winters.
The coastal areas of KwaZulu–Natal are sub–tropical which means year–round beach weather with very high humidity in summer and ‘balmy winter’ conditions.Midsummer in December, South Africa is a welcome winter gateaway for visitors from the Nothern Hemisphere. The South African sun is strong,with a high ultravoilet rating, so screening products with SPF of 15 and over are highly recommended.


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