Porterville Weather - Climate

Porterville summers are dry with peak temparatures regularly above 35 deg C in January and February.  The mercury rises above 45 deg C at least a few times during the year.

Late afternoons in summer are gererally unflyably windy as the area is affected by a northerly and a southerly sea-breeze.

Winters are mild with enough rain to support wheat and conola farming without any additional irrigation.

Winter flying is infrequent due to the regular passage of fronts as well as a very stable inversion that often sits at or below take-off.  Ideal conditions for students.

Best flying months are November to March.  Blue flying is very common.

Below are statistcal climate averages as measured by a Agromet weather station running since 1973 in Porterville.  Data supplied by Agromet.

Did you know?

Porterville Attractions - Windsock for paragliding.Pampoenfontein windsock.

The actual inventor of the windsock is unknown.

The first evidence of the windsock in history was its use as a military banner by the Roman Empire back in 105 A.D.

Porterville Attractions - Porterville town's windsock.Porterville silo's windsock.


 

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