JOHANNESBURG & GAUTENG CLIMATE
The high altitude of Johannesburg and the Highveld ensures favourable weather throughout the year. Summer days are pleasantly hot, evenings are comfortably cool and brief thundershowers are characteristic of this time of year. Winter days are warm, up to 25 degrees C and evenings are cold with frequent frosts. Pretoria is a few degrees hotter, lying at a lower altitude.
Maximum temperatures in midwinter average 19 degrees C and the minimum average is 5 degrees C. Midsummer maximum temperatures average 28 degrees C and the minimum average is 17 degrees.
Johannesburg lies at an altitude of 1694m on latitude 26º08' South and longitude of 28º14' East.
Pretoria (Tshwane) lies at an altitude of 1330m on latitude 25º44' South and longitude of 28º11' East.