Weather Port Elizabeth: Seasons And Activities


Port Elizabeth enjoys a relatively mild weather all year round, you hardly find extreme temperatures; where it gets too hot or too cold.

Summers and winters at Port Elizabeth are cool and mild, which makes it a perfect tourist destination.

Port Elizabeth is widely known as the “friendly city”, it is one of the largest cities in South Africa and is home to one of the major seaports in the country.

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Port Elizabeth weather has been voted as one of the best in the world. Port Elizabeth is not only located along the Indian Ocean coastline but also has the Baakens, Chatty and the Shark river flowing through the city.

Port Elizabeth Weather: Summer

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Summer in Port Elizabeth starts from December and ends in February.  The weather around this time is usually not too hot during the day and warmer at night. Though summers could see to highs of about 34° C, the average temperature around this time is normally about 21° C.

The driest month of the year occurs in summer, this takes place in January. During this time there have been cases of wildfire which spreads fast due to some strong winds and eventually causes major damages, but this rare.

Autumn In Port Elizabeth

In Port Elizabeth, autumn starts in March and ends in May. At this time, the weather is usually warm but eventually gets cooler as winter approaches.


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From June till August are usually when winter occurs in Port Elizabeth. The temperature around this time is usually low, ranging from about 7 to 13° C and daytime could see highs of about 19° C. Winters are usually cool, but not too cold in Port Elizabeth and Snow falls around this time is a rare phenomenon.

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During winter is when we see more rainfalls, with August being the wettest month all year round. During this time, some major downpours could occur, causing serious flooding and destroying large-scale properties.

Spring In Port Elizabeth

Spring in Port Elizabeth is from September to November. This is when the flowers blossom in a very colorful manner, making the city shine in beauty.

More On Port Elizabeth Weather

Port Elizabeth has experienced a temperature drop as low as 0° C and being 60 meters above sea level, Port Elizabeth is also known as the “Windy City”. These winds are not usually strong, but rather frequent as they keep the air cool.

Summer is the best time to visit; it’s lovely winds and coveted weather makes it perfect for water sports and activities. At this time prices are usually high and the city gets busy with activities happening all over.

There are lots of activities and accommodation options available in Port Elizabeth to maximize the amazing weather Port Elizabeth has to offer.

Places And Beaches To Visit In Port Elizabeth

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·         The Addo Elephant National Park, Nelson Mandela Bay, Bay world, Grahams town cultural hub, Jeffreys Bay and the award-winning luxury Shamwari Game Reserve are some lovely places to visit.

·       Some beaches include: Denville beach, Hobie beach, Kings beach, Pollock beach and Humewood beach.

Activities To Engage In

·         Surfing, scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and sailing.

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