Franschhoek Weather Report

Autumn 2019

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 20 May

Overview

After plenty of rain falling through the night skies remain cloudy with widespread rain showers through the early morning hours and light rain at times in places from the late morning through to the late afternoon. Drizzle patches are possible through the evening hours and it will remain cloudy with no more rain overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 12 WNW 11
Afternoon 13 WNW 21
Evening 10 NW 10
Overnight 9 NNW 8

 

Tuesday 21 May

Overview

Partly cloudy through the day with frequent sunny spells in the afternoon. The afternoon temperatures will remain rather cool. Clear skies are expected in the evening and overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 12 NW 9
Afternoon 15 WNW 13
Evening 11 NE 6
Overnight 10 ENE 4

 

Wednesday 22 May

Overview

Crisp blue skies and plenty of sunshine throughout the day, however it will remain fairly cool through the afternoon hours. Clear skies in the early evening, becoming partly cloudy later. The evening will be chilly. It will be mostly cloudy and cold through the night.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 12 ENE 4
Afternoon 17 W 10
Evening 9 ESE 7
Overnight 6 E 5

 

Thursday 23 May

Overview

Partly cloudy over the eastern valley with clouds drifting off the eastern mountains and dissipating down the valley through the morning hours. Thereafter, clear skies are expected through the afternoon which will remain cool. Skies will remain clear in the evening and overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 11 E 6
Afternoon 18 WSW 9
Evening 12 ESE 8
Overnight 9 ESE 7

 

Friday 24 May

Overview

Clear, sunny skies through the morning hours. Scattered clouds will drift in through the afternoon. Skies become partly cloudy in the evening and then gradually become mostly cloudy overnight.

Temperatures & Winds
Time
°C
Winds
km/h
Morning 14 E 10
Afternoon 19 ESE 11
Evening 12 E 9
Overnight 10 E 8

 

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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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