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Cape Town weather in February (Western Cape, South Africa)

Curious about the February weather in Cape Town? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Cape Town the weather in February is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 25°C. But by evening, they drop to around 18°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.

Cape Town in February usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 19 mm for the month. It's the month with the least rainfall. Whether you're keen on hiking, outdoor festivals, or just enjoying a walk in the park, this month provides a reliably dry backdrop for all your plans. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 4 days of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 297 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, February is a great time to visit. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Cape Town climate page with graphs.

 

Cape Town, monthly averages in February

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 18°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 25°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 20°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 14%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 19 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 4 days  
HumidityHumidity 72%  
WindspeedWindspeed 18 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 297 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in South Africa in February

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. With a water temperature of around 20°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

Interested in more climate information?

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