Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weather on the Plateau

One question I get lot from people back home is "It's Africa in the Summer... isn't like 100+ degrees there every day?" Well, no... and not just because everything is in Celsius here. Johannesburg is located in the eastern plateau area of South Africa known as the Highveld, at an elevation of a little over a mile. So, it's like being in Denver in the Summer, but a little cooler - it rarely even gets into the mid-80's here. It's not too hot - kinda pleasant, like Spring in Chicago. Except it lasts 6 months here as opposed to 3 weeks.

View from my office on an afternoon where I did not want to be in the office

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