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Climate in Cape Town (Western Cape), South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Monthly precipitation

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

Forecast for Cape Town

Sun   May 26
21°C | 13°C
S 25 km/h
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Mon   May 27
23°C | 12°C
S 22 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

Tue   May 28
27°C | 14°C
S 18 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

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 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.

During the months of January, February, March, April, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Does Cape Town have a dry season?
    Yes, the months of January and February are very dry.
  • Which is the warmest month in Cape Town?
    February has an average maximum temperature of 25°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Cape Town?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 17°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Cape Town?
    June tops the wettest month list with 126 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Cape Town?
    February is the driest month with 19 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Cape Town?
    January is the sunniest month with an average of 338 hours of sunshine.

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