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Swaziland Weather


Swaziland Weather is greatly influenced by the altitude of the place. Places in Swaziland experience differences in weather depending upon their heights. Generally, the climate of Swaziland can be said to be of the sub tropical type.

Swaziland climate in the places of higher altitudes is distinctly much colder than other parts of the country. These areas also remain quite cloudy. The western part of the country features the mountains, which has high humidity. These regions receive high rain falls that are accompanied by thunder storms. The eastern parts of the country records much lower temperatures and rainfall. Central Swaziland experiences much drier climatic conditions.

Another factor considerably affecting the weather of Swaziland is the country's location. Lying towards the east of South Africa, it is influenced by the tropical maritime air, originating in the Indian Ocean.

Swaziland Weather is characterized by summer rains. Maximum moisture, over eighty percent is received during the months ranging from October till March. In Highveld, the annual average rainfall measures around 55 inches, while in Lowveld it is around 22 inches. Another feature of Swaziland weather is the remarkable variations in its rainfall averages.

Swaziland Weather experiences lower temperatures during the months of June till September.


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