The climate is predominantly subtropical. Winters are very mild and frost-free.  The area is well known for its high summer temperatures experienced during November, December, January and February.

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Any time of year is a good time to visit Phalaborwa, as each season has its own advantages.

Spring and summer are our rainy seasons, a time when the bush is green, lush and thick. It is also the time of year when the reserve is filled with many newborn animals. Temperatures range from:
Spring
(Sept - Nov)
Average Minimum
Average Maximum
20 Degrees Celsius/68F
31 Degrees Celsius/87F
Summer
(Dec - Feb)
Average Minimum
Average Maximum
22 Degrees Celsius/71F
35 Degrees Celsius/95F
Autumn and winter are the dry months, the bush is less dense and with a lack of water, animals frequent the waterholes more often. Temperatures range from:
Autumn
(March to May)
Average Minimum
Average Maximum
19 Degrees Celsius/66F
28 Degrees Celsius/82F
Winter
(June - Aug)
Average Minimum
Average Maximum
12 Degrees Celsius/53F
25 Degrees Celsius/77F

The average daily summer temperature is 31 degrees celsius and the average daily maximum summer temperature is 32 degrees celsius. 

During the rest of the year a comfortable climate predominates, with moderate warm days and cool nights.  The average daily temperature is 26 degrees C and the average daily minimum winter temperature is 8 degrees C. 

The average yearly rainfall is about 450mm.  The rain season starts during September and lasts up to April and it is followed by winter, which is a period of very little or no rain.   

The prevailing winds are north-east throughout the year.  The winds are easterly during the summer months and south-westerly during winter.

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