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Visiting Cape Town, South Africa in April

April has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.7% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright. April has total rainfall of 4.9cm (1.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cape Town for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Cape Town in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Cape Town in April?

Yes, April is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town.

April has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.7% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright. April has total rainfall of 4.9cm (1.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about April temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape Town in April?

Probably not, April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cape Town for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about April sea temperatures.

Is April a good time to holiday in Cape Town?

Yes, April is a good time for a holiday in Cape Town.

April has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.7% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright. April has total rainfall of 4.9cm (1.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cape Town for prolonged periods of time.

More about the April temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Town warm in April?

Yes, Cape Town is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in April.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in April is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in April is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

More info about the April temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Cape Town in April?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Town in April are 11.2. The sunshine percentage is 63.7% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Temperature in Cape Town in April

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in April is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in April is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Town in April is 13°C (55°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (60°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Town in April

During April the average day light hours are 11.2 per day in Cape Town. The sunshine percentage is 63.7% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Town in April is typically 6.3 during April. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Cape Town in April

The average sea water temperature in Cape Town in April is 17.3°C (63.1°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Cape Town in April

The average total rainfall in Cape Town in April is 4.9cm (1.9inches) and on average there are 7.2 rainy days in April making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Town in April

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Town in April is 15°C (58°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Town in April is typically 93.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.8% in the previous month and 94.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Town in April is typically 73.9%. The average relative humidity is 71% in the previous month and 78.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Town in April

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Town in April is typically 28KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 32KM/H (20MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Town in April is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 17KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Town in April is from the South-Southwest.

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