Average Sunlight Hours In South Africa

Most areas in South Africa average more than 2 500 hours of sunshine per year, and average solar-radiation levels range between 4.5 and 6.5kWh/m2 in one day.

The southern African region, and in fact the whole of Africa, has sunshine all year round.

Average Sunlight Hours In South Africa

How many hours of sunlight does South Africa get a day?

South Africa sees on average between 1543 – 2264 kWh/m2 a year. Simplified, this translates to 4.1 – 6.3 peak sun hours a day, with the Northern Cape experiencing the higher end of that spectrum and Kwazulu-Natal seeing the lower end – having at least 4 hours of peak sunlight is best for solar panels.

What hours do you get the most sun?

Solar noon is often considered the optimal time for solar radiation and peak sun hours. This is because the sun is highest in the sky.

How many hours of sun does Cape Town get?

Around 3087.04 hours of sunshine are counted in Cape Town throughout the year. On average there are 101.57 hours of sunshine per month.

How many hours of sunlight should you get a day?

Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy blood levels, aim to get 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week. People with darker skin may need a little more than this.

Your exposure time should depend on how sensitive your skin is to sunlight.

What is the cloudiest place in the world?

One group is near the equator, particularly in the maritime continent (Indonesia and the Philippines), including the cloudiest place in the world – Chuuk Lagoon.

Although these places are cloudy, the cloud is quite thin, so they also have a lot of sun.