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Western Cape weather in October

Considering a trip to Western Cape this October and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Western Cape in October?

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

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from moderate in Kommetjie at 18°C to warm in Beaufort West at 26°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 11°C in Beaufort West and 15°C in Kommetjie.

In October, precipitation varies across different areas. From low rainfall in Strandfontein with an average of 14 mm to moderate rainfall in Natureʼs Valley with 68 mm. The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 278 hours of sunshine in Cape Town. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

For a closer look at October's conditions in Western Cape, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Western Cape's yearly weather, check out our Western Cape climate page.

Where to go in Western Cape in October

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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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 October for the 5 most popular destinations in Western Cape?

Cape Town

In October Cape Town generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Cape Town
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
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18°C 
11°C 
225 hours 
63 mm 
10 days 
20°C 
13°C 
278 hours 
41 mm 
8 days 
22°C 
15°C 
310 hours 
37 mm 
5 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Knysna

In October Knysna generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Knysna
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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19°C 
12°C 
255 hours 
55 mm 
11 days 
20°C 
14°C 
300 hours 
65 mm 
13 days 
21°C 
15°C 
320 hours 
72 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Knysna

Stellenbosch

In October Stellenbosch generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Stellenbosch
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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19°C 
9°C 
225 hours 
74 mm 
11 days 
22°C 
11°C 
278 hours 
50 mm 
9 days 
24°C 
13°C 
310 hours 
46 mm 
5 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

Hermanus

In October Hermanus generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Hermanus
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18°C 
11°C 
56 mm 
10 days 
20°C 
13°C 
47 mm 
9 days 
21°C 
15°C 
45 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Hermanus

Plettenberg Bay

In October Plettenberg Bay generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Plettenberg Bay
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
19°C 
13°C 
255 hours 
56 mm 
10 days 
20°C 
14°C 
300 hours 
65 mm 
12 days 
21°C 
15°C 
320 hours 
70 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Plettenberg Bay

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Western Cape, in South Africa.

Is October the best time to visit Western Cape?

We consider October to be one of the best times to travel to Western Cape. Typically, the climate in Cape Town is perfect. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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 month of July tends to have unpleasant weather conditions.

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