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

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Cape Town in March lies at 25.3°C (77.54°F). The average minimum temperature is 14.0°C (57.2°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

March is a dry month with an average of 21mm (0.8in) rain. It rains an average of 5 days of the month. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Cape Town with 293 hours of sun.


So what to wear in March? 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 18.0°C (64.4°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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

Monthly Averages in March

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 14 °C
Max Temperature 25 °C
Water Temperature 18 °C
Chance of Rain 17%
Precipitation 21mm
Rainy Days 5
Sunshine Hours 293

 

Where to stay in Cape Town

Where to go in South Africa in March

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in March 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 March.

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

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

FRI   Jan 27
23°C | 18°C
S 26 kmph
SAT   Jan 28
23°C | 18°C
SSE 41 kmph
0.4 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

SUN   Jan 29
25°C | 17°C
SE 40 kmph

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