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Cape Town Weather

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Weather in Cape Town

With mild temperatures all year round, Cape Town is an ideal holiday destination.

Spring (September to October) fills Cape Town with colour as spectacular flowers bloom. Temperatures hover between 15°C (59°F) and 17°C (63°F), reaching the mid twenties by October.

Summer (November to February) temperatures reach an average of 25°C (77°F), but can be as high as 40°C (104°F). As summer is the most popular season among tourists, beaches can be busy and accommodation can be more expensive.

Autumn (March to April) is the perfect season for hitting the beach; there are fewer tourists and temperatures are still warm, ranging between 18°C (64°F) and 20°C (68°F).

Winter (May to August) temperatures are mild, reaching an average of 17°C (63°F). Rainfall can be unpredictable during the winter months, though, so you may need a waterproof jacket. July and August see migratory whales visit the Cape, making this a prime whale watching season.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0
7
sse
0-20%
1021 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
28
°C
0
1
w
0-20%
1017 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
25
°C
0.6
15
nw
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
18
°C
0
13
sse
0-20%
1025 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
22
°C
0
7
ese
0-20%
1019 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
24
°C
0
11
nnw
20-40%
1009 mb
good
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
16
°C
2.9
13
wsw
80-100%
1017 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-24 09:46:58
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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