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Climate and Average Weather in Western Cape, South Africa

In South Africa you have several regions, one of which is called Western Cape. The most popular city in this region is Cape Town, whose climate data we'll examine to provide you with an overview of what weather to expect in Western Cape. For detailed climate information about other cities in the area, please refer to the section beneath the map further down the page.

In Western Cape, during the months of January, March, April, October, November and December you can expect comfortable weather, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 17°C. However, the specific temperature can vary depending on the exact location within the region.

Additional climate insights:

  • The months of May, June, July and August have a high chance of precipitation.
  • June is the wettest month in Western Cape. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
  • The warmest month in Western Cape is February with an average maximum temperature of 25°C.
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum daytime temperature of 17°C.
  • January is the sunniest month in Western Cape.

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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 below the map 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.

Popular places in Western Cape, South Africa

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