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The climate in South Africa is typically mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights. The terrain: vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain. For Pretoria in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 29°C with the average minimum 15°C, while in June the average maximum is 20°C with a minimum of 1°C. The wettest month for Pretoria is December with an average of 112.1mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is July with 1.5mm falling.
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Sanae Saf-Base.
Throughout the month of March daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around -8°C that's about 17°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around -17°C, that's 1°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in March has been 6°C that's 42°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -33°C, about -27°F.
The average daily relative humidity for March is around 82%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average daily wind speed in March has been around 34 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 21 mph, or 18 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 169 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 105 mph, or 91 knots.
On average the month of March is affected by foggy conditions on less than 1 day.
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see snow falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.