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Port Elizabeth Climate & Temperature

  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa is at 33°59'S, 25°36'E, 63 m (207 ft). See map.
  • Port Elizabeth has a warm mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate that is mild with dry, warm summers and moderate seasonality. Regions with this subtype of the Mediterranean climate closely resemble an oceanic climate with generally cloudier and damper conditions than typical Mediterranean climates tho they are still susceptible to fire in the warm dry summer months. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csb)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Port Elizabeth is situated in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 17.3 degrees Celsius (63.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8 °C (14.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Port Elizabeth Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 20°C (68°F) on average falling to 7.7°C (45.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 21°C (69.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12°C (53.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25°C (77°F) and average low temperatures are 16°C (60.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.3°C (74°F) during the day and lows of 13°C (55.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 526 mm (20.7 inches) which is equivalent to 526 Litres/m² (12.9 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2818 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Port Elizabeth you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate.

Port Elizabeth Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (68) 20 (68) 20 (68) 21 (70) 22 (72) 24 (75) 25 (77) 26 (79) 25 (77) 23 (73) 22 (72) 20 (68) 22 (72)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (56) 14 (57) 15 (59) 17 (62) 18 (64) 20 (67) 21 (69) 22 (71) 21 (69) 18 (64) 16 (61) 14 (57) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 10 (50) 12 (54) 14 (57) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 16 (61) 13 (55) 10 (50) 8 (46) 12 (54)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 47 (2) 64 (3) 63 (2) 5 (0) 4 (0) 34 (1) 36 (1) 40 (2) 54 (2) 58 (2) 59 (2) 62 (2) 526 (21)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 6 (19) 7 (23) 8 (27) 8 (26) 7 (23) 7 (23) 6 (19) 7 (25) 7 (23) 6 (20) 7 (23) 6 (20) 82 (22)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 05' 7h 36' 7h 24' 7h 42' 8h 18' 8h 54' 8h 30' 8h 08' 7h 30' 7h 36' 6h 54' 6h 54' 7h 42'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 07' 10h 54' 11h 56' 13h 01' 13h 55' 14h 21' 14h 07' 13h 22' 12h 22' 11h 17' 10h 22' 9h 55' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 71 (29) 71 (29) 63 (37) 60 (40) 60 (40) 63 (37) 61 (39) 62 (38) 61 (39) 68 (32) 67 (33) 71 (29) 64 (36)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 35.6 44 55.3 66.5 75.6 79.4 75.7 66.3 55.7 44.1 35.8 32.6 55.6

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