Thabazimbi Airport

FATI · Limpopo, South Africa

Climate Thabazimbi Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (FBSK) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 82.2 84 80 80 76 88
February 77.7 93 62 97 64 82
March 89.8 95 87 85 90 94
April 84.0 83 90 72 95 80
May 95.3 88 95 95 99
June 96.0 97 91 95 98
July 95.7 90 99 93 98
August 95.8 98 94 91 96
September 93.4 94 95 91 88
October 89.7 87 97 84 81
November 87.9 85 77 88 84
December 79.9 74 82 78 72
Average 88.3 88.0 85.6 88.5 86.2 87.6

3rd best VFR conditions of Botswana

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 99.0 99 100 100 99 99
February 98.3 100 99 100 97 100
March 99.3 100 100 99 99 100
April 98.7 100 99 94 100 99
May 99.7 99 100 99 100
June 99.5 99 100 100 100
July 99.7 99 100 100 100
August 99.8 99 100 100 100
September 99.9 100 100 100 100
October 99.4 99 100 100 99
November 99.4 99 98 99 100
December 98.6 99 99 99 99
Average 99.3 99.6 99.3 99.1 99.3 99.5

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 31.3 32 32 30 30 31
February 30.5 34 29 33 28 31
March 30.2 35 30 28 29 30
April 27.2 27 29 25 29 28
May 25.2 27 24 25 25
June 22.9 25 21 23 22
July 22.8 22 25 22 22
August 26.3 26 26 26 25
September 30.1 31 30 30 29
October 31.3 32 33 30 31
November 31.8 33 29 33 30
December 31.2 33 30 29 30
Average 28.7 31.7 28.9 27.4 27.7 27.6

5th highest temperature of Botswana

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 19.1 20 18 19 17 19
February 19.5 20 19 20 19 19
March 17.2 21 16 17 15 16
April 13.3 14 11 13 12 14
May 8.0 9 8 7 7
June 4.0 4 4 5 3
July 4.3 4 7 3 3
August 7.9 7 7 8 7
September 12.2 13 13 13 12
October 16.4 16 17 15 18
November 17.1 19 18 19 18
December 19.0 20 18 18 19
Average 13.8 18.7 12.9 13.0 12.4 12.8

1st lowest temperature of Botswana

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.9 1 0 1 4 3
February 4.4 0 6 0 9 1
March 2.1 0 3 6 1 2
April 2.6 2 2 10 0 3
May 0.2 0 0 0 0
June 0.0 0 0 0 0
July 0.0 0 0 0 0
August 0.0 0 0 0 0
September 0.2 0 0 0 1
October 0.7 3 1 1 1
November 1.9 3 6 1 2
December 3.5 3 3 3 6
Average 1.5 1.0 1.7 2.2 1.7 1.5

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.0 6 7 7 7 7
February 6.1 4 5 7 6 7
March 6.1 7 6 6 6 6
April 5.6 7 5 5 5 6
May 4.9 6 5 5 5
June 5.2 6 6 6 5
July 5.9 8 5 6 6
August 7.2 7 7 8 7
September 7.7 8 7 9 7
October 8.3 9 8 9 9
November 7.5 9 7 8 8
December 7.4 8 6 7 8
Average 6.6 5.9 7.0 6.5 6.9 6.6

5th highest wind speed of Botswana

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 062° 068° 063° 064° 062°
February 037° 082° 054° 070° 059°
March 039° 056° 063° 052° 062°
April 050° 067° 074° 068° 054°
May 056° 069° 066° 085°
June 101° 075° 066° 090°
July 075° 061° 075° 076°
August 058° 067° 052° 079°
September 057° 052° 051° 053°
October 057° 050° 058° 051°
November 053° 047° 015° 047°
December 053° 047° 034° 051°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.