Climate in Cape Town (Western Cape), South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Cape Town, South Africa.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

MON Apr 12
26°C | 14°C

Partly cloudy

TUE Apr 13
31°C | 18°C

Sunny

WED Apr 14
24°C | 18°C

Partly cloudy

The best time of year to visit Cape Town in South Africa

Cape Town, Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate. This means it experiences hot summers and mild and rainy winters. In winter most months have more than one hundred millimeters (3.9 inch) of precipitation. In summer months (December to March) it is warm, sunny and dry in Cape Town. For many, this is the ideal time to visit the Cape. Also because the heat is combined with relative low precipitation, this means the humidity is not too high.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of April, May, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • The months of June, July and August have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Cape Town has dry periods in January, February, November and December.
  • The warmest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F).

  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 17°C (63°F).
  • June is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • January is the driest month.
  • January is the most sunny month.
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