Average weather in August in Cape Town (Western Cape), South Africa

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Cape Town in August is 7.4°C (45.32°F). The amount of rain in August is normal with an average of 77mm (3.0in). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 17.9°C (64.22°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than this is a great time to go to Cape Town with 212 hours of sun.


So what to wear in August? Visitors traveling to Cape Town should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. With a water temperature of around 14.0°C (57.2°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in August look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in August

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 45 °F
Max Temperature 64 °F
Water Temperature 57 °F
Chance of Rain 47%
Precipitation 3 in
Rainy Days 14
Sunshine Hours 212

Where to stay in Cape Town

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in .

Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

MON Dec 06
68°F | 60°F

Patchy rain possible

TUE Dec 07
78°F | 58°F

Sunny

WED Dec 08
83°F | 59°F

Sunny

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