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

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Cape Town in October is 10.5°C (50.9°F). The amount of rain in October is normal with an average of 33mm (1.3in). It rains on average a total of 9 days. You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 21.0°C (69.8°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 278 hours of sun. October is known as one of the best months to visit Cape Town.


So what to wear in October? 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 16.0°C (60.8°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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

Monthly Averages in October

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 10 °C
Max Temperature 21 °C
Water Temperature 16 °C
Chance of Rain 30%
Precipitation 33mm
Rainy Days 9
Sunshine Hours 278

Where to stay in Cape Town

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What To Do

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

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

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

FRI May 27
23°C | 13°C
Sunny

Sunny

SAT May 28
20°C | 12°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

SUN May 29
17°C | 13°C
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

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