Annual average weather for Western Cape, South Africa

Annual Temperature for Western Cape

The hottest month in Western Cape is February when the average maximum temperature is 26°, average temperature is 22° and average minimum temperature is 17°.

The coolest month in Western Cape is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°, average temperature is 13° and average minimum temperature is .

Annual Sunshine for Western Cape

The longest days in Western Cape 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 Western Cape are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine per day, making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days. June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 14 and lowest in June when it reaches 2.9.

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 Western Cape

The warmest sea water temperatures in Western Cape are found in January when they peak at 20° and lowest in September when they dip to 16°.

The sea is best for swimming between December and April when the temperature is above 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Annual Rainfall for Western Cape

The wettest month in Western Cape is June with 18.1cm of rain and the most days of rain with 12.4 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Western Cape is December with 0.5cm of rain and the least days of rain with 5.4 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Western Cape

The most humid month in Western Cape is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

The least humid month in Western Cape is July with a dew point of 11° which is very comfortable.

Annual Wind Speed for Western Cape

The most windy month in Western Cape is December when the average maximum windspeed is 34kmh and the average wind speed is 19kmh.

The least windy month in Western Cape is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25kmh and the average wind speed is 13kmh.