Cape Town Climate & Temperature
- Cape Town, South Africa is at 33°58'S, 18°36'E, 42 m (138 ft). See map.
- According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cape Town is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
- The annual average temperature is 16.6 degrees Celsius (61.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
- Average monthly temperatures vary by 9 °C (16.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
- Total annual Precipitation averages 475 mm (18.7 inches) which is equivalent to 475 Litres/m² (11.65 Gallons/ft²).
- On average there are 2993 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
- Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cape Town you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate.
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