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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 mean 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.

Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 18 (64) 19 (66) 21 (70) 23 (73) 25 (77) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 22 (72) 20 (68) 18 (64) 22 (71)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 18 (64) 20 (67) 21 (70) 21 (70) 20 (67) 17 (63) 15 (59) 13 (55) 17 (62)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 9 (48) 11 (52) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (57) 12 (54) 10 (50) 8 (46) 12 (53)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 83 (3) 77 (3) 41 (2) 3 (0) 1 (0) 17 (1) 14 (1) 16 (1) 21 (1) 41 (2) 68 (3) 93 (4) 475 (19)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 13 (42%) 12 (39%) 10 (33%) 9 (29%) 6 (20%) 5 (16%) 4 (13%) 4 (14%) 5 (16%) 8 (27%) 12 (39%) 13 (43%)   101 (28%)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 05:42 06:25 07:12 08:54 09:54 11:05 10:54 10:24 09:05 06:54 05:54 06:00   08:11
Average Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 07' 10h 54' 11h 56' 13h 01' 13h 55' 14h 21' 14h 07' 13h 22' 12h 22' 11h 17' 10h 22' 9h 55'   12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 57 (43) 60 (40) 61 (39) 69 (31) 72 (28) 78 (22) 78 (22) 79 (21) 74 (26) 62 (38) 58 (42) 61 (39)   68 (32)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 35.6 44 55.4 66.5 75.6 79.5 75.7 66.3 55.7 44.1 35.8 32.6   55.6

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Cape Town Climate Graph in Metric Units

Cape Town Climate Graph

Cape Town Climograph in English Units

Cape Town Climate Graph

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