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Visiting False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa in September

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in False Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). September 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.

September marks the beginning of spring, with slightly warmer weather and fewer rain showers. Swimming and sunbathing become more appealing, while snorkeling, diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing conditions remain favorable due to the consistent winds and improving water temperatures. Also consider one of our other suggestions for September.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay in September?

No, September is not a good time for sunbathing in False Bay.

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in False Bay in September?

No, September is too cold for swimming in False Bay for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about September sea temperatures.

Is September a good time to holiday in False Bay?

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

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 8.8cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in False Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). September is too cold for swimming in False Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the September temperatures and sunshine.

Is False Bay warm in September?

Yes, False Bay is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in September.

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in September is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in September is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is False Bay in September?

The average day light hours per day in False Bay in September are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in False Bay in September

As the winter season comes to an end and spring begins, the weather in Cape Town starts to warm up. The beaches at False Bay may see a slight increase in visitors during this month, particularly on weekends and during the Heritage Day holiday on September 24th. However, the beaches remain relatively quiet and uncrowded.

Temperature in False Bay in September

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in September is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in September is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in False Bay in September is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in False Bay in September

During September the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in False Bay. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in False Bay in September is typically 7.4 during September. 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 September

The average sea water temperature in False Bay in September is 15.2°C (59.4°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in False Bay in September

The average total rainfall in False Bay in September is 8.8cm (3.5inches) and on average there are 11 rainy days in September making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in False Bay in September

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in False Bay in September is 12°C (53°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in False Bay in September is typically 92.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.6% in the previous month and 90.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in False Bay in September is typically 73.1%. The average relative humidity is 76.9% in the previous month and 69.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in False Bay in September

The average maximum wind speed in False Bay in September is typically 30KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 33KM/H (20MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in False Bay in September is typically 15KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in False Bay in September is from the West-Southwest.

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