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Weather in Johannesburg

Situated 550km (344 miles) from the nearest port on a vast inland plateau, 1,700m (5,700ft) high, Johannesburg's climate is much milder and drier than its latitude would suggest. The city straddles rows of jagged quartzite ridges, beneath which a century of gold mining has produced a veritable honeycomb of tunnels. Average January temperatures reach around 20°C (68°F), while average July temperatures are 10°C (51°F). Annual rainfall is 720mm (28.8 inches).

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
26
°C
0
1
ese
0-20%
1020 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
24
°C
0
8
nne
0-20%
1021 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
21
°C
0.1
11
nnw
0-20%
1017 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
6
nw
0-20%
1016 mb
good
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
22
°C
0
6
nw
40-60%
1020 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
24
°C
0
6
sw
0-20%
1020 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
25
°C
0
2
n
0-20%
1019 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:17:57
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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