Cape Town weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Cape Town

The best time to visit in Cape Town in South Africa is from January until April and October until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Cape Town is 26°C in January and the lowest is 16°C in June. The water temperature is between 16°C and 21°C. The weather and climate of Cape Town is suitable for a city trip.

Cape Town has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Cape Town or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Cape Town by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Water temp. (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15

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14 day weather forecast Cape Town

The weather for in Cape Town will be 19° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
16° 0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 7
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
13°
16° 0.1 mm 20% 8 m/s 8
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
16° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
13°
16° 0.8 mm 45% 5 m/s 5
Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
12°
16° 2.3 mm 70% 4 m/s 6
Sunday 3 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
16° 0.1 mm 10% 8 m/s 7
Monday 4 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
16° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 5 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
16° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Wednesday 6 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
16° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Thursday 7 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
14°
16° 0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 2
Friday 8 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
15°
16° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 9 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
17°
16° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 10 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
15°
16° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Monday 11 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
13°
16° 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 2

Climate Cape Town

Cape Town has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Cape Town is 21° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 233 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Cape Town

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 10 11 13 14 16
Water temp. (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15
Days with rain 6 5 7 9 11 14 9 12 12 9 7 6
Dry days 25 23 24 21 20 16 22 19 18 22 23 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 11 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 8 10 11 11
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

Cape Town weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Cape Town? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Cape Town?

Cape Town is located in South Africa. It lies in a straight line at 12,564 km from New York.

The coordinates of Cape Town are:

  • Latitude: -33.925839
  • Longitude: 18.423218

The GPS coordinates are 33° 55' S, 18° 25' E

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Cape Town is approximately 20 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to Cape Town?

These are the airports closests to Cape Town:

  • Cape Town International Airport (17 km) – Cape Town

How many inhabitants are there in Cape Town?

Cape Town has approximately 3,215,000 inhabitants.

How big is Cape Town?

The area of Cape Town is around 2,922 km².

What is the currency of Cape Town?

In Cape Town the South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 September 2021

  • 1 South African rand = 15.42 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.065 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 154.23 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.65 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,542.31 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 6.48 South African rand

What is the area code of Cape Town?

The area code to call Cape Town is +27.