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?

Paragliding Porterville - Black Headed Heron.

The Black Headed Heron stands 85 cm tall, has a 150 cm wingspan and sometimes breeds in towns and villages.

It is a wading bird often found near water in the Porterville area's wide spread agricultural lands, veld and farms.

Paragliding Porterville - Steppe Buzzard.

The Steppe Buzzard is a long-distance migrant, some spending winters in South Africa. They are often seen perched on roadside telephone poles in the open Porterville countryside.


 

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Date : 2018/08/15
Time : 11:17:37
Temp : 10.4 °C
Dew : -20 °C
Wind Dir : WSW
Vmin : 0 km/h
Vmax : 8 km/h
Vavg : 4 km/h
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