Weather in Cape Town

Weather in Cape Town

Cape Town has a temperate, Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The geography of the peninsula means we have several microclimates. Locals often joke that it’s possible to experience all four seasons in one day. 


The average summer temperature in Cape Town is 24.3 degrees Centigrade, with January and February temperatures averaging 26 degrees Centigrade. 


Spring (September/October) and Autumn (April/May) are smart times to visit Cape Town as they are usually in-between seasons, when nature is at its showiest.


While Cape Town’s winters (June to August) can be stormy, they often produce perfectly temperate days, when you will find Capetonians gathered around fireplaces and dinner tables. June is the wettest month of the year, with 108 mm (4.3 inches) of rain. The average temperature during Cape Town’s winter season is between 7 and 20 degrees Centigrade. It’s not uncommon, however, to enjoy a week of sunshine and temperatures ranging between 21 and 26 degrees Celsius and there are never any frosty mornings.


Average summer temperature: 24.3 ºC
Average winter temperature: 18.5 ºC


Average daily sunshine hours: Between 7.5 and 9.5 hours
(London = 3.8 hours; New York = 6.9 hours)

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