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

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Cape Town in December is 14.8°C (58.64°F). December is a dry month with an average of 17mm (0.7in) rain. It rains on average a total of 6 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 24.8°C (76.64°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 334 hours of sun. December is known as one of the best months to visit Cape Town.


So what to wear in December? For visitors traveling to Cape Town we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. With a water temperature of around 18.0°C (64.4°F),

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

Monthly Averages in December

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 14 °C
Max Temperature 24 °C
Water Temperature 18 °C
Chance of Rain 20%
Precipitation 17mm
Rainy Days 6
Sunshine Hours 334

Where to stay in Cape Town

Where to go in South Africa in December

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
9/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

THU Aug 18
14°C | 10°C
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

FRI Aug 19
15°C | 12°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

SAT Aug 20
15°C | 10°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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