Letlhakane Weather

Please note that temperatures are in Celsius (C) and rainfall in millimeters (mm) and recorded at our house in Letlhakane, Botswana.

(last updated 14/10/19)

September 2014 – 2019

Av Max 2014-18 34.9
Max 19 30.6
Av Max 2014-19 34.2
Hottest day 43.9
Av Min 2014-18 16.3
Min 19 16.6
Av Min 2014-19 16.3
Coldest day 4.8
2014 4.0
2015 0.0
2016 0.0
2017 0.0
2018 0.0
2019 0.0
Av rainfall 0.7

Season Rainfall (2014/15): season total: 318.5 mm

Season Rainfall (2015/16): season total: 288.0 mm

Season Rainfall (2016/17): season total: 488 mm

Season Rainfall (2017/18): season total: 401.5 mm

Season Rainfall (2018/19): season total: 314 mm

Records since I started recording the weather in January 2014

Hottest day (10th November 2015) 48.9 C

Coldest Temperature (26th July 2015) 2 C

Most rain in 1 month (February 2018) 197.5 mm

Most rain in 1 day (February 2016) 81 mm

2014 – 2019 Monthly weather conditions for Letlhakane, Botswana. (updated monthly)




68 Responses to Letlhakane Weather

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  2. Howard says:

    Can you do weather forecasts as well? I cannot find an acurate one.

    • PeteMorrie says:

      The British weather center congratulated themselves one year because 30% of their predictions were correct. So if I say its going to be hot every day with clear skies I am sure I will beat their accuracy

  3. Suki says:

    Glad to hear that you have had good rains & temps that are not too high so it can soak in. Fortunately I am based at an airport in the UK & our aircraft weather station stands me in good stead.

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  11. pauline says:

    hello, Pete you doing well, love your blog….Paul

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  22. Chris says:

    My wife convinced me to NOT do CKGR this December.

    I’m glad she did 🙂

    Chris Visagie


    Hi Pete, I enjoy your website, more so the section on the weather. It gives me the closest idea of the weather patterns in CK (my favourite area). Any rain recently since you last update on 23 Dec?
    I ‘ve noticed raiN fell more to the west in the Ghanzi area and around Nossob recently.
    kind regards
    anne-marie wiehahn

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    Hi Pete, any rains recently in CK that you know of ?
    What about the pans and Kubu?

  27. Johan says:


    Do you know if Kubu island is accessible? Planning a trip next week


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  29. Gunther says:

    Hi Pete,
    We’re going next week to Tiaan’s Camp (and Makgadikgadi NP) and afterwards for six night to CKGR (Sunday – Pokoje – Piper – Kori).
    Will this be possible with the latest rains?


  30. Gunther Kerkhof says:

    Hi Pete,

    We’re going next week to Tiaans Camp (and visit Makgadikgadi NP), and afterwards 6 nights in CKGR (Sunday – Pokoje – Piper – Kori).

    Will all this be possible after the latest rains? How fast does things dry up?


  31. Obrecea says:

    Thank you for the update. Is it possible to post some photos. We are also driving a landy and we are 3 vechiles that will visit Kubu and oans in August. Thx so much. Regards

  32. Suki says:

    I read with interest. No idea why i compare to here in the UK 🙂

  33. RODRIGO says:

    Hello , it is Rodrigo. I am from Spain but we are living at South Africa working as voluntiers. We are coming to Kubua Island nxt Saturday ( april 23th). Do you know how are the paths? Thanks so much in advance. We apreciete your help a lot.
    Rodri and Noe

    • PeteMorrie says:

      Hi Rodri and Noe

      I believe the roads are still wet – personally I wouldn’t go. Have you experience in 4×4 muddy driving, how many vehicles are going?


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  39. Christine says:

    Hi Pete, just discovered your blog! So great. Getting ready to head to Botswana this Saturday. We travel from Gweta to Kubu November 8th for one night. Any thoughts on rain and weather? Much appreciated!

    • PeteMorrie says:

      Hi Christine
      Thanks for the nice comments. Gweta to Kubu is one of the toughest crossings and one that should not be taken lightly. I am not sure how much rain that area has had. If I was you I would speak to a local – go to Gweta lodge and speak to James, he could advise you.

      Good luck and enjoy

      • Christine says:

        Excellent, thanks Pete. We will likely try to take the North route closer to Nata if it is at all possible.

  40. PeteMorrie says:

    Christine – be careful of that road – a tour operator was stuck on it recently. Its not the pans section but the ridge has very soft sand – but it is a stunning part of Bots

    • Christine says:

      Got it. Yeah, we will really have to get the right information before we go, I certainly don’t want to spend our two weeks digging out our truck! Thanks again.

  41. PeteMorrie says:

    Another option is drive to Letlhakane via main road or Makgadikgadi National Park and go to kubu from the South.

    We did have rain last night

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  50. Yoichi Miyahara says:

    Hi Pete,
    We gonna make a journey to the island from south in coming days. If you have any advises on the road condition and weather, can you give me these?
    kind regards,

  51. Moritz says:

    What a great website. So much usefull information. We are planning a trip to Khutse, CKGR and Khumaga by the end of this month.
    We were advised, that there has been hardly any rain so far and in CKGR the animals are still spread out over a huge area. Is the Boteti still flowing?
    Any updates on this matter?

    • PeteMorrie says:

      Hi Moritz – thank you for your kind comments. Sorry for my slow response. Over the last 3 weeks we have had plenty of rain here in Letlhakane and I would think it has been widespread.

      As far as the Boteti goes, it is dry, we went there last weekend. The Boteti gets its water from the Okavango ie it is at its highest roughly September. See https://ourbots.wordpress.com/botswana-travel/the-boteti-river/


      • Moritz says:

        Dear Pete,
        thank you for your kind reply. When we did the trip 3 years ago i loved the contrast of seeing plenty of water and bathing elephants after beeing in the dry lands of CKGR for a few days. Is the Boteti dried out completly, and have all the animals wandert off? I suspect the zebra migration is out in the pans now?
        Love the blog, so much detail. Keep up the good work.

      • PeteMorrie says:

        We just went as far as where the Boteti crosses the Rakops Mopipi road – not up to Khumaga as I am sure you describe. You could try Tiaan’s camp for info on the river there

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