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What is the climate like in Cape Town?

The climate of Cape Town has an average yearly temperature of 24°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 19°C and rise to 28°C.

Annually, about 604 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Cape Town.

The best time to visit Cape Town is January until May and August until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Cape Town.

Temperature 19 to 28°C
Rain 604 mm

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The climate of Cape Town

Climate table Cape Town

The climate table for Cape Town shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 28 28 26 24 22 19 19 19 20 24 24 26
Nighttime temperature (°C) 18 18 16 14 12 10 9 9 11 13 15 17
Rainfall (mm) 12 7,6 37 36 62 136 95 81 65 23 26 23
UV Index 9 9 8 7 5 4 4 6 7 8 9 9
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Cape Town

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Cape Town, South Africa

Temperature by month in Cape Town, South Africa

Rainfall by month in Cape Town

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Cape Town, South Africa.

Rainfall by month in Cape Town, South Africa

UV index by month in Cape Town

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Cape Town, South Africa.

UV index by month in Cape Town, South Africa

Yearly temperature in Cape Town

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Cape Town, South Africa, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Cape Town, South Africa

Yearly total rainfall in Cape Town

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Cape Town, South Africa.

Rainfall per year in Cape Town, South Africa

Weather experiences in Cape Town

The weather in Cape Town is rated an average of 4,2 out of 5 stars by 6 visitors.

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There were many sunny days with occasional rain. The excellent temperature of about 25 degrees is ideal for outdoor activities and sunbathing. Sometimes it is too windy.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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A sunny day with the perfect temperature to relax, the next light rain bringing the city to life. A sweater for the night is a must.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Because it rained occasionally, it was ideal for relaxing walks. Beach volleyball was a little chilly, but still possible.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The January weather in Cape Town is phenomenal! Warm, sunny days are ideal for hiking or relaxing. Occasional breezes can be a problem, but overall it is an ideal summer destination.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Despite the winter, the temperature was around 15 degrees Celsius. There were a few rainy days, but most of the time it was dry and clear. Great time to visit Cape Town.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Upon arrival, it was a 24 degrees and lots of rain, it lasted 15 minutes. The rest of the trip,sunny and temperature of between 26 and 32 degrees. The saying, if you have been there 1 time, you want more. It is highly recommended,— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Cape Town by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Cape Town and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Cape Town, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.