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Western Cape weather in August

Planning a journey to Western Cape this August and curious over the weather conditions to await? Your essential details are found on this page, answering your query:

What is the weather like in Western Cape in August?

Western Cape is a region in South Africa. August in Western Cape generally has temperatures that range from moderate to pleasant, with precipitation levels ranging from low to high.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is moderate in Simonʼs Town at 17°C to pleasant in Vleirivier at 20°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C in Vleirivier and 13°C in Simonʼs Town. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. However, even though August is the coolest month, you can still find places in Western Cape with moderate temperatures, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the year.

In August, precipitation varies across different areas. From low rainfall in Beaufort West with an average of 20 mm to high rainfall in Paarl with 111 mm. Meanwhile, Cape Town enjoys approximately 212 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For specific regional insights in Western Cape for August, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Western Cape climate page.

Where to go in Western Cape in August

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Western Cape on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Western Cape?

Cape Town

In August Cape Town generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cape Town
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<<   July July
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17°C 
10°C 
193 hours 
110 mm 
12 days 
17°C 
10°C 
212 hours 
98 mm 
13 days 
18°C 
11°C 
225 hours 
63 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Knysna

In August Knysna generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Knysna
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<<   July July
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19°C 
11°C 
241 hours 
52 mm 
8 days 
18°C 
11°C 
260 hours 
67 mm 
10 days 
19°C 
12°C 
255 hours 
55 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Knysna

Stellenbosch

In August Stellenbosch generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Stellenbosch
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<<   July July
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17°C 
7°C 
193 hours 
121 mm 
12 days 
18°C 
8°C 
212 hours 
105 mm 
13 days 
19°C 
9°C 
225 hours 
74 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

Hermanus

In August Hermanus generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Hermanus
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<<   July July
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17°C 
10°C 
89 mm 
11 days 
17°C 
10°C 
78 mm 
13 days 
18°C 
11°C 
56 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Hermanus

Plettenberg Bay

In August Plettenberg Bay generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Plettenberg Bay
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<<   July July
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19°C 
11°C 
241 hours 
56 mm 
8 days 
18°C 
12°C 
260 hours 
71 mm 
10 days 
19°C 
13°C 
255 hours 
56 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Plettenberg Bay

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Is August the best time to visit Western Cape?

Given the typically tolerable weather conditions in Cape Town, August might be a good time to visit Western Cape.

On average, the best time to visit Western Cape is in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Cape Town. On the other hand, the weather in July tends to be unpleasant.

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