Climate and Average Weather in Western Cape, South Africa

Western Cape is a region in South Africa. The most popular city in this region is Cape Town. So we will use the climate data of Cape Town to tell you more about which weather you can expect in Western Cape:

During the month of April, May, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good days with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 17°C (63°F).

Some other facts:

  • The months of June, July and August have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Western Cape has dry periods in January, February, November and December.
  • 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.
  • The warmest month in Western Cape is February with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F).
  • January is the most sunny month.

The Western Cape is divided into three climate zones. Around Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the region around Stellenbosch it can rain a lot during winter (July and August) and it can be very cold.

The coastline at George, Knysna and Plettenberg - the Garden Route - has a much more average climate. Because of the rainforest there is more rainfall and the winter and summer average temperatures are not so far apart.

Inland you find mountain ranges that provide a transition in climate. Behind these mountains you find semi-desert areas.

Interested in the detailed Weather and Climate of Western Cape, South Africa?

Please select a city you wish to travel to or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical climate data like humidity wind speed and water temperature.

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