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Cape Town Climate & Temperature

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  • 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 average annual 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.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Cape Town you would come out 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
maximum temperature iconAverage 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 iconAverage 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)
minimum temperature iconAverage 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)
rainfall iconAverage 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)
rain days iconNumber 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%)
sunshine iconAverage 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
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10:07 10:54 11:56 13:01 13:55 14:21 14:07 13:22 12:22 11:17 10:22 09:55   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage 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 iconSun 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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