This small landlocked country lies in 27°S between the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa and Mozambique. It is rather smaller than Wales or Israel.
The western part includes high 'veld' like that of the Gauteng region of South Africa.
The winters are dry and mild but with frequent cold nights. Summers are warm with more frequent rain, but temperatures are rarely excessively high. The low humidity and large number of sunshine hours make for a pleasant and healthy climate for most of the year.
The table for Mbabane illustrates conditions throughout the year in the higher, western, parts of the country.
The country slopes eastwards until, along the Mozambique border, it is low-lying and almost tropical in climate.
The summers are warm and humid, with conditions similar to those found in southern Mozambique (see the table for Maputo) and KwaZulu-Natal (see the table for Durban) in South Africa.
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