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Visiting Cape Town, South Africa in July

July has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. July has total rainfall of 15.5cm (6.1inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). July is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for July.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Town in July?

No, July is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town.

July has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. July has total rainfall of 15.5cm (6.1inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about July temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape Town in July?

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

More about July sea temperatures.

Is July a good time to holiday in Cape Town?

Yes, July is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Cape Town.

July has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. July has total rainfall of 15.5cm (6.1inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). July is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the July temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Town warm in July?

No, Cape Town is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in July.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in July is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (65°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in July is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

More info about the July temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Cape Town in July?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Town in July are 10.1. The sunshine percentage is 58.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Cape Town in July

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in July is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in July is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Town in July is 8°C (46°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Town in July

During July the average day light hours are 10.1 per day in Cape Town. The sunshine percentage is 58.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Town in July is typically 3.2 during July. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cape Town in July

The average sea water temperature in Cape Town in July is 15.1°C (59.2°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Cape Town in July

The average total rainfall in Cape Town in July is 15.5cm (6.1inches) and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in July making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Town in July

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

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Town in July is typically 94.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.2% in the previous month and 94.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Town in July is typically 76.7%. The average relative humidity is 77.3% in the previous month and 76.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Town in July

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Town in July is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Town in July is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Town in July is from the North.

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