Knowing what the weather will be doing while you are on vacation gives you a good idea of what to expect, how to dress and better still, how to plan for it. It is handy to know, although you will not cancel your vacation, you can 'plan into it'.

Weather in the region is important to know

Weather in the region is important to know

Get a Weather Forecast

No matter where you will be travelling in South Africa or surrounds, it is a wise thing to know what the weather most likely will be doing. This will assist you being better prepared, although I don't want to say 'how or what to wear', I just said it. 😉

The most likely areas you would want to search for would be:

Gaborone (Botswana), Thabazimbi (North North West), Pilanesberg (North West), Madikwe (North West), Phalabora (North East), Nelspruit (East North East), Durban (East), Cape Town. All locations are as from Johannesburg - then find Gauteng, which is most central from a departure location for most vacations.

How To Use the Weather widget below

Simply copy the bolded text - or if you know the exact area - and paste it into the "city or village" search area, then click the search icon. You will see different results for this area. Search these results and try getting the most relevant option, and when in doubt, select 'airport' or 'capital'. The geo areas should be very close to one another, so you will not be 'far out' from what you are looking for.

You can now select '7 Day Forecast'. Generally speaking, this is what you would like to see. The 'other results' may not be available (nor really relevant)

Remember, these are just the area you are looking at. The weather can be very 'localised' (especially for rain or storms) or it can be 'general' as to that area (especially when the weather is sunny and mild.

Gauteng Weather

Gauteng is said to offer one of the world’s best climates: summer days are warm and wind free and winter days are crisp and clear. Johannesburg and Pretoria differ in temperature by about 2% (Pretoria being the warmer of the two). Johannesburg has a delightfully mild climate, neither humid nor too hot. There are about six weeks of chill in mid-winter (from July to August) and summer offers warm sunshine followed by balmy nights (October to March). The seasons are flexible, one running into the next, and summer habitually spills over into spring and autumn. The nights can be chilly particularly in winter. Bring a jacket to wear in the evenings. The rainy season is in summer rather than winter. Rainstorms are often harsh accompanied by much thunder and lightning and occasional hail, but they are brief and followed by warm sunshine.

Booking tour package with Go Safari is a "peace of mind". Susan and Glen are very courteous and effective on their job. Thank you for the wonderful vacation with no problems at all.

Glauco Martins