Cape Town, South Africa: Best time to go and average weather

Get the most favorable time to visit Cape Town in South Africa from average weather conditions right here.

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When is the best time to go to Cape Town?

When is the best time to go to Cape Town? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Cape Town
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are June, July and August
  • The rainiest months are June and August
  • The best months for swimming are January, February, March, November and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Cape Town a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

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Weather and climate in Cape Town

  • Between january and march the climate is very good. In average, on the morning it is 19°C and you can expect to have 26mm of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From april to november the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 18°C and you can expect to have 52mm of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In december the climate is perfect. It is for example 26°C as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 22mm.

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Chart: temperature and rainfall in Cape Town

The chart below allows you to look at the following seasonal norms for the city of Cape Town: minimum and maximum temperatures, and the monthly volume of precipitation for each month of the year.

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