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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Climate

The average rainfall is 1150 mm per annum, most of the rain being received during the summer months. Thick mists are a common occurrence, sometimes even occurring in the winter months. Cloud cover is on average much higher during the summer months than through the winter. Temperatures vary considerably within the reserve, but figures are only available for the entrance gate area, where the daily mean temperatures vary from 18C in summer to about 11C in winter. There is usually a fairly high diurnal variation in temperature. The relative humidity is generally high (about 85%) in summer, and slightly lower in winter (about 65%), although this is quite variable. The monthly average wind speed at the entrance gate area usually varies between 5 and 15 km/h.

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SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz