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 - Dutch Reformed Church.

Inaugurated in 1925, Portervilles' Dutch Reformed Church sets an impressive picture in the centre of town. The foundation stone for the original church was laid in 1876.

Paragliding Porterville - Twinned with Maarkedal, Belgium.Courtesy Maarkedal Tourism

Porterville is twinned with the municipality of Maarkedal located in the Belgian province of East Flanders.


 

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