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

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Cape Town in February lies at 26.5°C (79.7°F). On average, it is the month with the highest temperatures of the year. The average minimum temperature is 15.6°C (60.08°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

February is a dry month with an average of 16mm (0.6 inches) of rain. There are generally around 5 rainy days. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Cape Town with 297 hours of sun during the entire month.

So what to wear in February? Visitors traveling to Cape Town might want to wear dresses, tops, T-shirts and skirts made of cotton or linen. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool on a hot day. With a water temperature of around 20.0°C (68°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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


Monthly Averages in February

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 15 °C
Max Temperature 26 °C
Water Temperature 20 °C
Chance of Rain 17%
Precipitation 16mm
Rainy Days 5
Sunshine Hours 297

Where to stay in Cape Town

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.

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 February.

Outdoor sports

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

Tue   Feb 07
25°C | 19°C
S 32 km/h
0.2 mm
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

Wed   Feb 08
30°C | 18°C
S 40 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

Thu   Feb 09
29°C | 16°C
S 32 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

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