"Summer (November to March) is the rainy season" Top 5 Page for this destination Johannesburg Packing List Tip by Moirads

Johannesburg What to Pack: 14 reviews and 5 photos

  Storm brewing over Melville Koppies
by Moirads

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A folding umbrella is useful for afternoon storms. Thin plastic bags to cover your backpack if you use one. Enterprising street vendors will sell you umbrellas for about R20-R30. I seriously recommend that you buy a folding one, though. I keep an umbrella in my car as well as in my flat and at my office.

Miscellaneous: Generally the rain in Johannesburg tends to be a quick afternoon shower, fairly hard, but over in half an hour or so. Count on every afternoon being wet from 16:00 to 18:00 in summer, with few exceptions. There are also the occasional rainy day, or rainy spells, but these are not as common.

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  • Written Nov 19, 2011
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