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 Paragliding - Winter snow on the Groot Winterhoek Mountains.

The Bergrivier features a diversity of dramatic seasonal terrains, from high altitude mountains and deep valleys to extensive flatland plains interspersed with wine estates, fruit farms and olive plantations.

Winter months bring an unexpected alpine look with snow often dusting the peaks of the Groot Winterhoek Mountains rising behind the front ridge.

Springtime flowers bring an array of colour to the countyside while the summer sun gradually transforms the green landscape to warm golds and then to browns.


 

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  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2018/06/18
Time : 12:33:17
Temp : 10.4 °C
Dew : -30 °C
Wind Dir : N
Vmin : 5 km/h
Vmax : 28 km/h
Vavg : 16 km/h
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