Annual average weather for Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Annual Average Weather for Eastern Cape, South Africa

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 22.2°C (72.0°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 18.6°C (65.5°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. Annually there are on average 9.3 days of rain per month and 7.7 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Eastern Cape?

The best months to visit Eastern Cape are January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from December to February when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the sea temperature is above the average 19°C (65°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Can you sunbathe in Eastern Cape year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Eastern Cape all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from December to February when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Eastern Cape year round?

No, you can't swim in Eastern Cape all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Eastern Cape are found in February when they peak at 21°C (71°F) and lowest in August when they dip to 17°C (62°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between December and May when the sea temperature is above 19°C (65°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

The sea is good for swimming in the months from December to April when the sea temperature is above 19°C (66°F)

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When is the hottest month in Eastern Cape?

The hottest month in Eastern Cape is February when the average maximum temperature is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 26°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

When is the coldest month in Eastern Cape?

The coolest month in Eastern Cape is July when the average maximum temperature is 19°C (65°F), average temperature is 13°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Eastern Cape?

The sunniest days in Eastern Cape are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In January the sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Eastern Cape?

June has the least sunshine. In June the sunshine percentage is 53.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the driest month in Eastern Cape?

The driest month in Eastern Cape is February with 3.8cm (1.5inches) of rain and March has the fewest days of rain with 7.3 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Eastern Cape?

The wettest month in Eastern Cape is June with 15.3cm (6.0inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 11.6 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Eastern Cape?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Eastern Cape are found in August when they dip to 17°C (62°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the sea the warmest in Eastern Cape?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Eastern Cape are found in February when they peak at 21°C (71°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

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When is the most humid month in Eastern Cape?

The most humid month in Eastern Cape is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (65°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.

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When is the least humid month in Eastern Cape?

The least humid month in Eastern Cape is July with a dew point of 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable.

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When is the windiest month in Eastern Cape?

The most windy month in Eastern Cape is December when the average maximum windspeed is 33KM/H (20MPH) and the average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Eastern Cape

The hottest month in Eastern Cape is February when the average maximum temperature is 26°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

The coolest month in Eastern Cape is July when the average maximum temperature is 19°C (19°F), average temperature is 13°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F).

Annual Sunshine for Eastern Cape

The longest days in Eastern Cape are in December, with an average of 14.4 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 9.9 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Eastern Cape are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

June has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 53.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 14.1 and lowest in June when it reaches 3.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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.

Annual Sea Temperature for Eastern Cape

The warmest sea water temperatures in Eastern Cape are found in February when they peak at 21°C (71°F) and lowest in August when they dip to 17°C (62°F).

The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 19°C (65°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Annual Rainfall for Eastern Cape

The wettest month in Eastern Cape is June with 15.3cm (6.0inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 11.6 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Eastern Cape is February with 3.8cm (1.5inches) of rain and March has the fewest days of rain with 7.3 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Eastern Cape

The most humid month in Eastern Cape is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (65°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.

The least humid month in Eastern Cape is July with a dew point of 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable.

Annual Wind Speed for Eastern Cape

The most windy month in Eastern Cape is December when the average maximum windspeed is 33KM/H (20MPH) and the average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH).

The least windy month in Eastern Cape is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25KM/H (15MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

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