Weather in Western Cape, South Africa in October

So you're interested in going to Western Cape, South Africa in October

October is a warm and dry time for sunbathing in Western Cape. October is too cold for swimming in Western Cape for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Western Cape in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for October.

Temperature in Western Cape in October

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in October is 21°. The average maximum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in October is 17°. The average temperature ranges is 14° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in October is 12°. The minimum temperature is 10° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in October

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in October are 12.9 and there are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during October making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in October is typically 10.1 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Western Cape in October

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in October is 16.4° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in October

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in October is 3.4cm and on average there are 9.1 rainy days in October making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in October is 13° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in October is typically 90.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.5% in the previous month and 88.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in October is typically 71.4%. The average relative humidity is 73.4% in the previous month and 69.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in October

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in October is typically 31kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 28kmh in the previous month and 33kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in October is typically 16kmh. The average wind speed is 15kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Western Cape in October is from the South-Southwest.

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