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Big Bend, Eswatini

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Big Bend
Big Bend is located in Eswatini
Big Bend
Big Bend
Location in Eswatini
Coordinates: 26°49′S 31°56′E / 26.817°S 31.933°E / -26.817; 31.933
Country Eswatini
DistrictLubombo
Elevation
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
ClimateBSh

Big Bend is a town in eastern Swaziland (Eswatini), lying on the Great Usutu River (Lusutfu). Its main industry is farming and it is based mostly on sugar plantations.[citation needed] Big Bend is also surrounded by nature/game reserves such as Mhlosinga Nature Reserve and Nisela Safaris.

Coordinates: 26°49′S 31°56′E / 26.817°S 31.933°E / -26.817; 31.933

Schools

Big Bend has several schools, such as The Edu-care Centre which is a preschool which caters to Swazi and expatriate children along with its sister schools, Ubombo Primary School and Sisekelo High School. They were established in the late 1970s and have pioneered the high level of teaching excellence in the kingdom that paved the way for other schools to follow.[1]

Climate

Big Bend has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen: BSh) with very hot and moderately rainy summers and warm, dry winters. The record high temperature is 44.3 °C (111.7 °F) on November 25, 2020.[2] The lowest temperature to have ever been recorded in Eswatini, −6.7 °C (19.9 °F), was recorded at Big Bend.[3][when?]

Climate data for Big Bend
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.2
(90.0)
31.7
(89.1)
30.6
(87.1)
29.1
(84.4)
27.0
(80.6)
25.2
(77.4)
25.2
(77.4)
26.5
(79.7)
28.4
(83.1)
29.8
(85.6)
30.2
(86.4)
31.6
(88.9)
29.0
(84.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.0
(78.8)
25.0
(77.0)
22.8
(73.0)
19.9
(67.8)
17.3
(63.1)
17.1
(62.8)
19.0
(66.2)
21.4
(70.5)
23.4
(74.1)
24.3
(75.7)
25.6
(78.1)
22.3
(72.2)
Average low °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
19.5
(67.1)
16.6
(61.9)
12.8
(55.0)
9.4
(48.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11.5
(52.7)
14.5
(58.1)
17.1
(62.8)
18.5
(65.3)
19.6
(67.3)
15.8
(60.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 98
(3.9)
75
(3.0)
63
(2.5)
32
(1.3)
20
(0.8)
9
(0.4)
9
(0.4)
12
(0.5)
31
(1.2)
51
(2.0)
79
(3.1)
82
(3.2)
561
(22.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org [4]

References

  1. ^ "eSWATINI (SWAZILAND) SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, COMMUNITY SERVICES". eSwatini Happenings.
  2. ^ "68399: Big Bend (Swaziland)". ogimet.com. OGIMET. November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Groundwater Resources of Swaziland" (PDF). Swaziland Ministry of Natural Resources, Land Use and Energy. December 1992. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Climate: Big Bend". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved August 26, 2019.


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