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When is the best time to visit False Bay?

The best months to visit False Bay 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 March when the sea temperature is above the average 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in False Bay 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 False Bay year round?

No, you can't swim in False Bay all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in False Bay are found in February when they peak at 20°C (68°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between December and March when the sea temperature is above 17°C (63°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 March when the sea temperature is above 19°C (66°F)

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When is the hottest month in False Bay?

The hottest month in False Bay is February when the average maximum temperature is hot 27°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F).

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When is the coldest month in False Bay?

The coolest month in False Bay is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F), average temperature is 13°C (55°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F).

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When is the sunniest month in False Bay?

The sunniest days in False Bay are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 10.1 hours of sunshine per day. January is generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days.

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When is the least sunny month in False Bay?

June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. June is quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies.

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When is the driest month in False Bay?

The driest month in False Bay is December with 0.6cm (0.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 3.9 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in False Bay?

The wettest month in False Bay is June with 25.6cm (10.1inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 14.1 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 False Bay?

The coldest sea water temperatures in False Bay are found in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the sea the warmest in False Bay?

The warmest sea water temperatures in False Bay are found in February when they peak at 20°C (68°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

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When is the most humid month in False Bay?

The most humid month in False Bay is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the least humid month in False Bay?

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

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in False Bay?

The most windy month in False Bay is December when the average maximum windspeed is 38KM/H (23MPH) and the average wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH).

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Annual Temperature for False Bay

The hottest month in False Bay is February when the average maximum temperature is 27°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F).

The coolest month in False Bay is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (18°F), average temperature is 13°C (55°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F).

Annual Sunshine for False Bay

The longest days in False Bay 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 False Bay are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 10.1 hours of sunshine per day, making it generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days.

June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies.

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 False Bay

The warmest sea water temperatures in False Bay are found in February when they peak at 20°C (68°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea is best for swimming between December and March when the temperature is above 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Annual Rainfall for False Bay

The wettest month in False Bay is June with 25.6cm (10.1inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 14.1 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in False Bay is December with 0.6cm (0.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 3.9 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for False Bay

The most humid month in False Bay is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

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

Annual Wind Speed for False Bay

The most windy month in False Bay is December when the average maximum windspeed is 38KM/H (23MPH) and the average wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH).

The least windy month in False Bay is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25KM/H (16MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

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