The Franschhoek

Weather Report

Summer 2019

A 5 Day Weather Report for the Franschhoek Valley

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Temperatures are for the mid morning, mid afternoon (usually the high for the day), mid evening and then the lowest temperature overnight (usually around dawn). Winds are the average speed in these periods.

 

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Tuesday 19 March

Overview

A mostly cloudy day with widespread high level clouds, becoming scattered in the late afternoon. It will be very warm through the afternoon hours. Cloudy in the evening and overnight with widespread high clouds and scattered low clouds.

Temperature and Winds:
Morning
22°C
WNW
6 km/h
Afternoon
27°C
W
15 km/h
Evening
20°C
S
9 km/h
Overnight
17°C
SE
8 km/h

Wednesday 20 March

Overview

Another mostly cloudy day with both high and low clouds over the valley and sunny periods at times. Mild temepratures are expected through the afternoon hours. Mostly cloudy with low clouds through the evening and then partly cloudy overnight.

Temperature and Winds:
Morning
20°C
ESe
9 km/h
Afternoon
24°C
S
12 km/h
Evening
16°C
SE
11 km/h
Overnight
11°C
ESE
9 km/h

Thursday 21 March

Overview

Mostly clear and sunny skies over the valley with clouds on the mountains drifting off over the valley at times through the day. Cool conditions are expected in the afternoon. Skies become cloudy in the evening and overnight with no rain expected.

Temperature and Winds:
Morning
16°C
ESE
10 km/h
Afternoon
21°C
SE
16 km/h
Evening
17°C
SE
15 km/h
Overnight
16°C
ESE
13 km/h

Friday 22 March

Overview

Mostly cloudy throughout the day with no rain. It will be pleasantly warm through the afternoon. Cloudy in the evening and mostly cloudy overnight.

Temperature and Winds:
Morning
19°C
E
12 km/h
Afternoon
27°C
ESE
14 km/h
Evening
19°C
ESE
15 km/h
Overnight
17°C
ESE
12 km/h

Saturday 23 March

Overview

Mostly cloudy in the morning and then gradually becoming partly cloudy through the midday hours and sunny through the late afternoon hours. Clear skies are expected in the evening and overnight.

Partly cloudy skies on Sunday morning and then clear and sunny through the afternoon.

Temperature and Winds:
Morning
21°C
E
12 km/h
Afternoon
31°C
SW
10 km/h
Evening
23°C
E
9 km/h
Overnight
20°C
NNW
7 km/h

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Franschhoek Climate

 

Franschhoek has a Mediterranean climate which is generally characterised by dry, hot summers and cold, wet winters.

In the summer the prevailing wind blows in from the south east. This cool wind, known as the Cape Doctor, brings much needed relief from the high temperatures of mid summer, however when it blows, it blows hard at gale force speeds. It is when this wind dies down and is replaced by a north east wind, that the weather starts to get very, very hot with temperatures exceeding 40°C on occasions, then one begins to long for the Cape Doctor's return despite it's blustery strength.

Autumn in Franschhoek is the most pleasant and beautiful season. With the south easterly wind fading away, it is a time of gentle winds from the north and south west. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold, in fact it's just perfect. What's more the valley comes alive with rich colours. Russet hues of red as the leaves of vines and trees wither and fall amidst emerging greens as the first rains bring new life to the dried up fynbos and grasses. The sultry and calm evenings make for a delightful dining experience on the patios of the many restaurants in the village.

Franschhoek winters are characterised by a procession of cold fronts marching across the valley, accompanied by heavy winds from the north west and torrential downpours, followed by scattered rain showers and icy winds from the south west bringing snowfalls at times on the mountains surrounding the valley. Interspersed between the grey and wet weather are glorious sunny and warm days with crisp clear blue skies and frosty mornings. The cold nights make for cosy evenings by the fireplace and duvets and blankets on the bed.

Spring in the Franschhoek valley brings an added lushness to the greenery of winter as the vines and trees begin to flower and sprout new leaves. In the early spring the cold fronts continue to come and can be particularly cold, as the cold south easterly wind begins to pick up as the fronts move off to the east. These fronts gradually weaken and fade as the sun moves into the southern hemisphere and the days become longer and warmer and drier. Soon it will be summer again, when once again we will long for the Cape Doctor to cool off those very hot days.