Cape Town climate guide

Temperature in Cape Town (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
25°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Cape Town25
25°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Cape Town25
24°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Cape Town24
22°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Cape Town22
19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cape Town19
17°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Cape Town17
17°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Cape Town17
17°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Cape Town17
18°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Cape Town18
20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Cape Town20
22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Cape Town22
24°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Cape Town24
Min temperature (night-time)
15°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Cape Town15
15°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Cape Town15
14°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Cape Town14
12°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Cape Town12
10°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Cape Town10
8°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Cape Town8
8°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Cape Town8
8°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Cape Town8
9°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Cape Town9
10°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Cape Town10
12°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Cape Town12
14°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Cape Town14
Sea temperature
19°C sea temperature in January in Cape Town19
20°C sea temperature in February in Cape Town20
18°C sea temperature in March in Cape Town18
16°C sea temperature in April in Cape Town16
15°C sea temperature in May in Cape Town15
15°C sea temperature in June in Cape Town15
15°C sea temperature in July in Cape Town15
15°C sea temperature in August in Cape Town15
15°C sea temperature in September in Cape Town15
15°C sea temperature in October in Cape Town15
16°C sea temperature in November in Cape Town16
18°C sea temperature in December in Cape Town18

Sunshine & Daylight in Cape Town

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
14 hours of daylight per day in January in Cape Town14
13 hours of daylight per day in February in Cape Town13
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Cape Town12
11 hours of daylight per day in April in Cape Town11
10 hours of daylight per day in May in Cape Town10
10 hours of daylight per day in June in Cape Town10
10 hours of daylight per day in July in Cape Town10
11 hours of daylight per day in August in Cape Town11
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Cape Town12
13 hours of daylight per day in October in Cape Town13
14 hours of daylight per day in November in Cape Town14
14 hours of daylight per day in December in Cape Town14

Rainfall in Cape Town

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
5 days with some rainfall in January in Cape Town5
4 days with some rainfall in February in Cape Town4
5 days with some rainfall in March in Cape Town5
8 days with some rainfall in April in Cape Town8
12 days with some rainfall in May in Cape Town12
13 days with some rainfall in June in Cape Town13
13 days with some rainfall in July in Cape Town13
14 days with some rainfall in August in Cape Town14
11 days with some rainfall in September in Cape Town11
9 days with some rainfall in October in Cape Town9
6 days with some rainfall in November in Cape Town6
6 days with some rainfall in December in Cape Town6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
32 mm monthly rainfall in January in Cape Town32
31 mm monthly rainfall in February in Cape Town31
43 mm monthly rainfall in March in Cape Town43
82 mm monthly rainfall in April in Cape Town82
136 mm monthly rainfall in May in Cape Town136
189 mm monthly rainfall in June in Cape Town189
164 mm monthly rainfall in July in Cape Town164
163 mm monthly rainfall in August in Cape Town163
96 mm monthly rainfall in September in Cape Town96
61 mm monthly rainfall in October in Cape Town61
40 mm monthly rainfall in November in Cape Town40
43 mm monthly rainfall in December in Cape Town43

More climate for Cape Town

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Cape Town11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in February in Cape Town11
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in March in Cape Town9
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in April in Cape Town6
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in May in Cape Town4
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in June in Cape Town3
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in July in Cape Town3
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in August in Cape Town4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in September in Cape Town6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in October in Cape Town8
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in November in Cape Town11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Cape Town11
Heat & Humidity
Low heat & humidity in January in Cape TownL
Low heat & humidity in February in Cape TownL
Low heat & humidity in March in Cape TownL
No heat & humidity in April in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in May in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in June in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in July in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in August in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in September in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in October in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in November in Cape Town0
No heat & humidity in December in Cape Town0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Cape Town, South Africa shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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