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    Western Cape

    Cape Town weather and climate

    Western Cape

    Cape Town weather and climate

     

    Day

    25 °C

     

    Night

    15 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    20 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    3 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    72 %

     

    Day

    25 °C

     

    Night

    15 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    20 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    3 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    72 %

    Overview: Cape Town
    Located in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a warm climate with day temperatures varying from 18 °C (64 °F) in the cool month of July to a warm 26 °C (80 °F) during the sunny month of February. The warmest night temperatures are found in February, reaching up to 16 °C (60 °F), while the coolest nights occur in July, with temperatures dropping to 8 °C (47 °F). If you're seeking to enjoy the ocean, sea temperatures range between 15 °C (58 °F) in the chilly July waters to 18 °C (64 °F) during the balmy February seas. The month of February experiences the least precipitation with an average of 3 days of rainfall, contrasting with June—the most rainfall-heavy month with an average of 10 days of precipitation.

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    Last week's weather in Cape Town

    The week of 19 February 2024 - 25 February 2024 had an average daily temperature of 26 °C (79 °F) and a minimum (nighttime) temperature of 18 °C (64 °F). Both the daily and night temperatures in Cape Town are roughly same as the long-term average, which is around 26 °C (79 °F) and 16 °C (61 °F) respectively. The hottest day of the week was Monday in the beginning of the week. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 19 °C (66 °F), 10am 23 °C (73 °F), 1pm 25 °C (77 °F), 4pm 24 °C (75 °F), 7pm 21 °C (70 °F), 10pm 20 °C (68 °F).

    There were 5 days without rain and 2 days with moderate rain during this week. Cape Town received 10 mm (0.39 in) of precipitation throughout the week, which is above its long-term average of 3 mm (0.12 in). During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there was 24 % cloud coverage on average. The meteorological event(s) that occurred were: fog and mist.

    The wind's speed averaged 5.5 m/s. Prevailing wind direction(s) was South. The air pressure varied between 1006 hpa and 1024 hpa. The air in Cape Town had an average humidity of 62 %.

    On average, there were 10.5 hours clear skies, 1 hour partially overcast skies, 1.5 hours overcast skies and 2 hours rainy weather during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). At 06:27, on average, the sun rose, and at 19:32, the sun set.

    Weather overview for Cape Town

    Weather overview

    Located in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a warm climate with day temperatures varying from 18 °C (64 °F) in the cool month of July to a warm 26 °C (80 °F) during the sunny month of February. The warmest night temperatures are found in February, reaching up to 16 °C (60 °F), while the coolest nights occur in July, with temperatures dropping to 8 °C (47 °F). If you're seeking to enjoy the ocean, sea temperatures range between 15 °C (58 °F) in the chilly July waters to 18 °C (64 °F) during the balmy February seas. The month of February experiences the least precipitation with an average of 3 days of rainfall, contrasting with June—the most rainfall-heavy month with an average of 10 days of precipitation.

    January weather

    The bustling tourist season is in full swing in Cape Town, accompanied by a further rise in both sea and day temperatures. The night temperature also shows a warming trend, reaching 15 °C (60 °F). Peak wind speeds touch 6 m/s, and we witness the year's longest durations of cloudless sunshine.

    February weather

    Cape Town experiences peak summer with maximum day temperatures recorded at 26 °C (80 °F), sea temperatures also hit their yearly high. The tourist influx remains high, coinciding with minimal rainfall spanning an average of 3 days. Nighttime temperatures are at their zenith, registering at 16 °C (60 °F).

    March weather

    A slight cooling trend in day temperatures begins, averaging 25 °C (78 °F) in Cape Town, along with a gradual decline in sea temperatures to 17 °C (63 °F). The tourist season remains active, and the drying trend similarly persists through the month. An increase in precipitation is noted, with night temperatures also starting to cool, registering at 15 °C (58 °F).

    April weather

    The downward slide in sea temperatures continues, settling at 16 °C (61 °F), and daytime warmth decreases to 23 °C (73 °F). An upsurge in rainfall begins, with monthly accumulation reaching 46 mm (1.80 in). Nighttime coolness progresses to 13 °C (55 °F), and the measure of cloud-free sunshine hours also sees a reduction.

    May weather

    As the day temperature further dips to 20 °C (68 °F), so does the night time chill to 11 °C (52 °F). Additional rainy days are observable, tallying 8 days, and rainfall volume sees a corresponding rise. Cloudless sun hours continue their decline.

    June weather

    Rainfall reaches its annual apex in Cape Town, averaging 10 days of rain, while the day temperature drops to 18 °C (65 °F) and nights cool further to 9 °C (48 °F). Humidity levels peak at 78 %, and the least amount of sunshine is recorded.

    July weather

    The lowest daytime temperature of 18 °C (64 °F) is felt in Cape Town, mirrored by a chilly sea temperature at 15 °C (58 °F). A reduction in rainy days is seen, while the highest volume of rainfall is still prevalent. Night temperatures touch their minimum at 8 °C (47 °F), and sunny hours start to increase once again.

    August weather

    A slight reduction in rainfall is noted, alongside an increase in sunlit hours, indicating a gradual change in the season.

    September weather

    The initial rise of daytime warmth is perceptible, averaging 19 °C (67 °F); the night temperature also shows early signs of increase. The water precipitates less, and the sun begins to grace the skies for longer periods.

    October weather

    As the tourist season gradually returns, there is a noticeable increase in day temperatures reaching 22 °C (71 °F), and the nightly chill recedes. Fewer rainy days are observed, and there is an increasing trend in sunlight hours.

    November weather

    The pre-peak tourist period sees a steady rise in daily temperatures, achieving 23 °C (74 °F), and the rise in sea temperature is also evident. With rainfall continuing to diminish, the number of sunny days increases.

    December weather

    With the tourist season on the cusp of its peak, the climb in daytime temperatures is observable, averaging 25 °C (77 °F), and the sea becomes warmer. The decline in rainy days is sustained, and the days are suffused with more sunshine.

    FAQs

    What can I anticipate for daytime temperatures in January while visiting Cape Town?

    Expect an average daytime temperature of 26 °C (78 °F) in Cape Town during January—perfect for beach excursions though perhaps overly warm for some, so come prepared with beachwear and cooling accessories.

    Does February in Cape Town bring hot conditions?

    Expect a pleasantly warm February in Cape Town—temperatures are typically agreeable and unlikely to cause discomfort.

    What's the temperature of the ocean in Cape Town come March?

    In March, the sea temperature in Cape Town averages 17 °C (63 °F), which might be less appealing for prolonged swimming but fitting for those who favor cooler water.

    Does Cape Town enter its rainy season in April?

    April in Cape Town is not considered part of the rainy season, although you can expect a moderate 6 days of rainfall.

    What is the nighttime temperature like in Cape Town during May?

    Nighttime in May in Cape Town cools to an average of 11 °C (52 °F)—ideal for a late-night stroll, but don't forget a warm jacket if you plan to be outdoors in the evening.

    What is the likelihood of experiencing rain in June in Cape Town?

    June holds the highest chances of rainfall in Cape Town, with the city averaging around 10 days of wet weather.

    How does the temperature trend change during July in Cape Town?

    July marks the onset of cooler conditions in Cape Town, with daytime temperatures averaging a minimum of 18 °C (64 °F), signaling the heart of winter.

    Can I expect an increase in the number of sunny hours during August in Cape Town?

    Yes, August in Cape Town offers longer sun exposure with an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

    Is September typically windy in Cape Town?

    September in Cape Town presents an average wind speed of 5 m/s, signaling the transition from winter to spring.

    Is the dry season upon Cape Town by October?

    Indeed, October in Cape Town is part of the dry season, averaging only 5 days of precipitation throughout the month.

    What's the expected number of rainy days in Cape Town during November?

    November in Cape Town typically brings about 4 days of rain, meaning a predominance of dry and sunny days.

    Is December a suitable time for a trip to Cape Town?

    December is an optimal time to visit Cape Town, providing pleasant daytime temperatures of 25 °C (77 °F) and minimal rainfall measuring an average of 3 days.

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