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
  • June is the rainiest month
  • 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:

January 70°F/81°F
11%
0.5in
February 70°F/81°F
11%
0.5in
March 68°F/79°F
12%
0.9in
April 63°F/76°F
19%
1.9in
May 59°F/70°F
28%
3.3in
June 54°F/65°F
39%
6.1in
July 54°F/65°F
27%
3.3in
August 54°F/65°F
33%
4.2in
September 58°F/67°F
28%
2.3in
October 61°F/72°F
18%
1.6in
November 65°F/74°F
19%
1.7in
December 68°F/77°F
9%
0.8in

Weather and climate in Cape Town

  • Between january and march the climate is very good. In average, on the morning it is 67°F and you can expect to have 0.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From april to november the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 65°F and you can expect to have 1.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In december the climate is perfect. It is for example 77°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 0.8in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Cape Town

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Cape Town: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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