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. Show in Celsius

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Celsius

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Monthly precipitation

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

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Monthly rainy days

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

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

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

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Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

TUE   Dec 06
70°F | 60°F
S 9 mph
WED   Dec 07
72°F | 60°F
S 13 mph
THU   Dec 08
78°F | 62°F
S 9 mph

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.

During the month of January, March, 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 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Does Cape Town have a dry season?
    Yes, the months January, February, November and December are very dry.
  • Which is the warmest month in Cape Town?
    February has an average maximum temperature of 27°C (80°F) 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 (63°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Cape Town?
    June tops the wettest month list with 93mm (3.7in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Cape Town?
    January is the driest month with 14mm (0.6in) 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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