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Visiting False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.9hrs making the days quite long and bright. October has total rainfall of 4.3cm (1.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 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 False Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). October is too cold for swimming in False Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

October brings warmer weather and more sunshine, making it an ideal time for swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities. Snorkeling, diving, and surfing conditions are good, and the consistent winds make it an excellent month for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Also consider one of our other suggestions for October.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay in October?

Yes, October is a good time for sunbathing in False Bay.

October has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.9hrs making the days quite long and bright. October has total rainfall of 4.3cm (1.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in False Bay in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in False Bay for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is October a good time to holiday in False Bay?

Yes, October is a good time for a holiday in False Bay.

October has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.9hrs making the days quite long and bright. October has total rainfall of 4.3cm (1.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 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 False Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). October is too cold for swimming in False Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the October temperatures and sunshine.

Is False Bay warm in October?

Yes, False Bay is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in October.

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in October is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in October is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is False Bay in October?

The average day light hours per day in False Bay in October are 12.9. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.9hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Crowds in False Bay in October

October brings warmer temperatures and the start of the high season in Cape Town. The beaches at False Bay begin to see more visitors, particularly on weekends and during school holidays. However, the crowds are still manageable, and there is plenty of space to enjoy the beach.

Temperature in False Bay in October

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in October is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in October is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in False Bay in October is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in False Bay in October

During October the average day light hours are 12.9 per day in False Bay. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.9hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in False Bay in October is typically 10.2 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 False Bay in October

The average sea water temperature in False Bay in October is 16.1°C (61.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in False Bay in October

The average total rainfall in False Bay in October is 4.3cm (1.7inches) and on average there are 8.5 rainy days in October making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in False Bay in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in False Bay in October is 13°C (56°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in False Bay in October is typically 90.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.6% in the previous month and 87.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in False Bay in October is typically 69.1%. The average relative humidity is 73.1% in the previous month and 67.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in False Bay in October

The average maximum wind speed in False Bay in October is typically 33KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 36KM/H (22MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in False Bay in October is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in False Bay in October is from the South-Southwest.

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