Franschhoek Weather Report

Summer 2020

A 5 Day Weather Report For The Franschhoek Village

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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.

Monday 27 January

Overview

Mostly clear skies in the morning with a thin layer of high level cloud. High level clouds will progressively become more prominent through  the late morning hours and mostly cloudy skies are expected through the afternoon which will have mild temperatures. High clouds remain through the evening and then gradually becoming mostly clear overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 20 SE 5
Afternoon 25 S 7
Evening 18 SE 12
Overnight 14 E 8

 

Tuesday 28 January

Overview

A fine day with clear blue skies and bright sunshine throughout the day and warm temperatures through the afternoon. Skies remain clear in the evening and then become mostly cloudy through the night.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 24 W 10
Afternoon 29 WSW 16
Evening 19 S 11
Overnight 16 ESE 7

 

Wednesday 29 January

 Overview

Mostly cloudy over the southern valley as clouds drift off the mountains and mostly clear down the valley towards Paarl. Clear skies are expected in the afternoon which will be mild in the south and somewhat hot in the northern valley. Skies become partly cloudy in the south in the evening and overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 20 ESE 5
Afternoon 26 SE 15
Evening 21 ESE 22
Overnight 16 ESE 18

 

Thursday 30 January

Overview

A few clouds about in the early morning, otherwise, clear and sunny weather through the day and quite hot temperatures through the afternoon hours. Skies remain clear in the evening and then become partly cloudy overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 16 W 8
Afternoon 18 SW 12
Evening 15 S 12
Overnight 12 ESE 9

 

Friday 31 January

Overview

Mostly cloudy skies in the south and partly cloudy elswhere throughout the day and fairly hot through the afternoon hours. Partly cloudy through the evening and overnight in the south.

A few clouds around on Saturday morning, otherwise sunny and fairly hot conditions will persist through the weekend.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 28 ESE 12
Afternoon 31 SE 14
Evening 23 SE 21
Overnight 18 ESE 13

 

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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.

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