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Climate of Durban, South Africa Average Weather

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  • Durban, South Africa is at 29°57'S, 30°56'E, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Durban has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30° and 45°. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptable to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 °C (71.6 °F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 °C (64 to 27 °F) with at least four months above 10 °C (50 °F). Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Durban is situated in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 20.5 degrees Celsius (68.8 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.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 22°C (71.6°F) on average falling to 11.3°C (52.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 23.7°C (74.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 16.7°C (62°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27°C (80.6°F) and average low temperatures are 20°C (68°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 25.7°C (78.2°F) during the day and lows of 17.3°C (63.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 828 mm (32.6 inches) which is equivalent to 828 Litres/m² (20.31 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2343 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.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Durban you would come out nearest to the climate station at Kahului, Maui, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (81) 28 (82) 27 (81) 26 (79) 24 (75) 22 (72) 25 (76)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (62) 17 (63) 19 (66) 20 (68) 22 (71) 23 (73) 24 (74) 25 (76) 24 (74) 22 (72) 19 (66) 17 (62) 20 (69)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (52) 12 (54) 15 (59) 17 (63) 18 (64) 19 (66) 20 (68) 21 (70) 20 (68) 18 (64) 14 (57) 11 (52) 16 (61)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 39 (2) 62 (2) 73 (3) 9 (0) 10 (0) 102 (4) 134 (5) 113 (4) 126 (5) 73 (3) 59 (2) 28 (1) 828 (33)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 6 (20%) 10 (32%) 11 (37%) 12 (39%) 11 (35%) 9 (32%) 9 (29%) 7 (23%) 4 (13%) 3 (10%)   89 (24%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 06:54 06:54 05:48 05:11 05:42 06:00 06:30 06:41 06:11 06:48 07:23 06:54   06:24
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10:24 11:04 11:57 12:52 13:38 14:01 13:49 13:10 12:19 11:23 10:37 10:13   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 67 (33) 63 (37) 49 (51) 41 (59) 42 (58) 43 (57) 48 (52) 51 (49) 51 (49) 60 (40) 70 (30) 68 (32)   53 (47)

Climate of Durban, South Africa Discussion

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