Best time to visit Cape Town

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When is the best time to visit Cape Town?

The best time to visit Cape Town is January, February, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Cape Town25
    Jan
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Cape Town25
    Feb
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Cape Town24
    Mar
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Cape Town22
    Apr
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cape Town19
    May
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Cape Town17
    Jun
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Cape Town17
    Jul
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Cape Town17
    Aug
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Cape Town18
    Sep
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Cape Town20
    Oct
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Cape Town22
    Nov
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Cape Town24
    Dec

Hours of Sunshine (daily)

Best time to visit

The weather guide for South Africa (Cape Town) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Cape Town?

The hottest time of year in Cape Town is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 25°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Cape Town?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Cape Town with 189mm on average. There are normally 13 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Cape Town?

The sunniest time of year in Cape Town is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 77% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Cape Town?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Cape Town in February when the water temperature reaches 20°C.

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