South Africa temperatures in August

South Africa in August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Sutherland with 14°C (58°F) to high temperatures in Phalaborwa with 28°C (82°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 11°C (52°F) in Phalaborwa and -4°C (25°F) in Sutherland. August is a winter month in South Africa.

What is the temperature of the different cities in South Africa in August

Find the average daytime temperatures in August for the most popular destinations in South Africa on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend very warm warm pleasant moderate cold very cold
Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Pleasant: 18ºC (64ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF) Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 18ºC (64ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold: lower than 2ºC (36ºF)

  • What is the warmest city in August in South Africa?
  • Phalaborwa tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F) and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 11°C (52°F).

  • What is the coldest city in August in South Africa?
  • The coldest city in August in South Africa is Sutherland when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 14°C (58°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around -4°C (25°F).

  • How much sun does South Africa get in August?
  • August is generally a sunny month with an average of 212 hours of sunshine in Cape Town during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in August?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 19°C (66°F) in East London this month, so still a bit cool to swim but some enjoy a refreshing dive.

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