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Cape Town Weather Forecast

Temperature, wind, rain and more for Cape Town

South Africa

DayLocal TimeDirSpeed/
Gust
Temp/
Feels Like
HumidityPressureCloud AmountPrecip AmountWeather
Thu 24
Jun
14:00

S
S

4 / 5 mph 63 / 62°F 44% 1020 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
0%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
17:00

S
S

5 / 5 mph 62 / 61°F 54% 1020 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 10%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
9%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
20:00

SSE
SSE

5 / 5 mph 58 / 58°F 66% 1019 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
0%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
23:00

NE
NE

2 / 4 mph 53 / 54°F 69% 1018 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 3%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
3%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
Fri 25
Jun
02:00

NNE
NNE

6 / 12 mph 51 / 49°F 65% 1015 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
0%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.00 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.16 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
05:00

N
N

9 / 18 mph 50 / 47°F 67% 1013 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 0%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: high
0%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.05 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.24 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
08:00

N
N

11 / 22 mph 50 / 45°F 69% 1013 mb
Low level cloud: 0%
Mid level cloud: 4%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: medium
3%
Expect 0.00 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.16 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.27 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.00 In
11:00

N
N

21 / 32 mph 55 / 50°F 75% 1011 mb
Low level cloud: 53%
Mid level cloud: 66%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: low
76%
Expect 0.05 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.24 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.30 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.05 In
14:00

NW
NW

28 / 40 mph 60 / 60°F 75% 1010 mb
Low level cloud: 7%
Mid level cloud: 9%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: low
10%
Expect 0.11 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.22 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.25 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.11 In
17:00

WNW
WNW

24 / 35 mph 58 / 54°F 82% 1011 mb
Low level cloud: 87%
Mid level cloud: 32%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: low
97%
Expect 0.07 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.14 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.14 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.07 In
20:00

WNW
WNW

14 / 21 mph 58 / 55°F 75% 1014 mb
Low level cloud: 14%
Mid level cloud: 29%
High level cloud: 0%
Most Significant Cloud Type: low
23%
Expect 0.04 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.07 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.07 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.04 In
23:00

NW
NW

13 / 21 mph 57 / 54°F 78% 1015 mb
Low level cloud: 29%
Mid level cloud: 50%
High level cloud: 12%
Most Significant Cloud Type: low
47%
Expect 0.03 In of precipitation over the next 3 hours.
Expect 0.03 In precipitation over the next 6 hours.
Expect 0.03 In precipitation over the next 12 hours.
0.03 In

CAPE TOWN WEATHER, CLIMATE AND HOLIDAY INFORMATION


Cape Town Holiday and Tourist Information

Cape Town is the Provincial capital of the Western Cape and the legislative capital and economic hub of South Africa. It is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. The city is famous for its weather, harbour and well-known landmarks, such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Subsequently, Cape Town is the top holiday destination in Africa as a whole due to offering an excellent climate, natural setting, and well-developed infrastructure. The high volume of tourism is definitely a contributing factor as to why Cape Town had the honour of being named the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa. As well as the metropolitan region having an estimated population of 3.74 million.

 

Cape Town Weather and Climate

Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate that involves mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers.  Due to the extensive mountain ranges covering Cape Town, some parts of the city receive approximately 500mm of precipitation annually, whereas other parts will receive in excess of 1000mm. Furthermore, Cape Town's average amount of sunshine per year is similar to Los Angeles. Check out the current climate conditions for Cape Town.

During the winter months (May-September), Cape Town's climate is very wet and tends to be a lot cooler, with temperatures ranging from a low of -5°C to highs of 21°C. There is usually around 7 to 8 hours of sunshine per day, with approximately 8 days of fog. During these months the humidity is 77% and the average rainfall is 58mm, with the wettest month being July.

The summer months in Cape Town (November to March), are generally much drier, due to the Mediterranean climate. Average temperatures range between lows of 8°C to highs of 29°C. In general February is the hottest time of the year to visit. Rainfall has been recorded at approximately 12-27 millimetres, with the average rain or drizzle falling on 6 days of the month. Sunshine throughout these months range between 10-12 hours per day. Night time temperatures rarely drop below  14°C, providing a comfortable evening.

 

Cape Town Tourist attractions

A tip for getting around- although Cape Town's public transport has improved vastly, it can still be restricted. However they offer great car hiring services, as well as being a well sign posted city therefore a great idea for those who want to get around and maybe travel further than Cape Town!

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a significant landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town. It forms a part of the Table Mountain National Park. Tourists can either use the cableway or hike to the top in order to feast their eyes on the epic view. Check out a Table View forecast here.

Top Tip: Stop for the sunset. Capetonians celebrate the brave views of Cape Town's sunset, and recommend taking a bottle of wine and a picnic to the tip of Table Mountain to gain the best views. This is said to be an unforgettable experience!

Entertainment

Long Street is the best place for partying: stylish bars such as Julep, Waiting Room and Neighbourhood will cater to your unique tastes for atmosphere.

Cape Town’s jazz scene is an essential part of its heritage. Cape Jazz has a distinct African style of Jazz and you will hear it everywhere in the cape. Cape Town hosts a number of international jazz festivals and events e.g. Jazzathon, that attracts a large number of tourists and locals each year.


Shopping

The Cape Quarter shopping centre is situated on Somerset Road in Green Point. It has a great array of fashion stores such as Giovanna Shoes, Desray, Democratic Republic and Vogel & Aitken. It also houses entertainment, lifestyle stores and excellent restaurants.

 

Explore the Continent’s Unique Tastes and Flavours

Cape Town offers tastes from around the African continent, e.g. Samp (crushed maize used in porridge), Marog (African spinach) or Injeras (flatbreads) from Ethiopia. Tastes not to be missed whilst visiting!

 

Beaches

Beta Beach is located just ten minutes’ drive from the city centre. This small and intimate beach is ideal for swimming and sun-bathing in peace.

Smitswinkelbaai is located in the direction of Cape Point; it offers calm water that is ideal for snorkelling and an incredible view of the lush valley.

Tietiesbaai is less than two hours’ drive from town. It is located in the Cape Columbine Reserve on the West Coast. Tietiesbaai is a silent haven that hosts a colourful array of wild flowers in Spring.

 

Dive into Shark Infested Waters

Cape Town waters have a diverse shark population, hosting 40 of the world’s shark species.

If you are an adrenalin junky then the 175-kilometre (110-mile) journey to Gansbaii will attract you. This has been dubbed as the shark capital of the world. Shark cage diving is a popular and profitable business there. it is advised to check water temperature, when choosing the best time to dive.

 

Robben Island

For an eye opening dose of history, visit Robben Island. It is 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. Since the end of the 17th century, Robben Island had been used for the isolation of mainly political prisoners. Nelson Mandela (Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa) was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 years. Mandela’s prison cell definitely warrants a visit for a thought provoking experience.

 

 

 

The 7 day weather forecast summary for Cape Town:

Taking a look at Cape Town over the coming week and the average daytime maximum temperature will be around 15°C, with a high for the week of 17°C expected on the afternoon of Thursday 24th. The average minimum temperature will be 10°C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Wednesday 30th at 8°C. Expect the coming week to have some days seeing a little precipitation and some days with rain. Current predictions suggest Monday 30th will have the most precipitation with an accumulation of around 51.0mm. On the whole winds are likely to be fresh. The forecast suggests the strongest wind will be on Friday afternoon, coming from a north westerly direction, and reaching around 29mph. However, the maximum wind gusts are forecast for Monday morning.

Cape Town holiday weather information

We provide Cape Town holiday weather for the next 7 and 14 days. The 7 day weather for Cape Town provides weather information in 3 hourly intervals for each day and our 14 day Cape Town weather provides weather data in 6 hourly intervals. We also provide monthly climate averages for Cape Town. These monthly climate averages provide average temperature, maximum and minimum temperature, amount of rainfall in months, wind speed and much more. So if you are planning to go on holiday to Cape Town then do check our monthly climate average section.

We also provide latest weather for Cape Town and if you would like to see the past 24 hours weather in hourly format then do check our latest section. In addition, we have a weather risk page dedicated to Cape Town which allows you to check out the probability of rain or thunder for Cape Town.

As we are passionate about weather we would go to any steps to make sure you too are kept informed of the weather at all times. So if you are planning to go to Cape Town on holiday or business then please do take the chance of receiving a weather text for Cape Town which we will send to your mobile.

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