National Climate Change Information System

Climate Services

Climate Change Reports

Annual state of the climate and trends in extreme climate indices reports provided by SAWS.

Annual State of the Climate of South Africa

Provides an overview of:

  • Severe weather events

  • Long-term climate statistics

  • Average Surface Temperature

  • Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperature (selected stations)

  • Rainfall (selected stations)

  • Provincial rainfall

  • Indications of drought

  • Monthly maps

  • Sunshine

Trends in Extreme Climate Indices in South Africa

  • Contains:

  • Updates of the WMO Extreme Climate Indices on an annual basis.

  • The indices provide a general impression of the trend in weather and climate extremes in South Africa, with the latest index values included in the report for comparative purposes.

  • A set of 27 core indices were developed By the WMO to track extremes in surface temperature and precipitation.

  • A subset of 10 surface temperature and 11 precipitation indices were selected for reporting purposes.