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Visiting Western Cape, South Africa in August

August 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 59.1% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 13.7cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 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 Western Cape. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Western Cape for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Western Cape in August?

No, August is not a good time for sunbathing in Western Cape.

August 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 59.1% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 13.7cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Western Cape in August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in Western Cape for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about August sea temperatures.

Is August a good time to holiday in Western Cape?

Yes, August is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Western Cape.

August 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 59.1% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 13.7cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 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 Western Cape. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Western Cape for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is Western Cape warm in August?

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

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in August is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in August is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

More info about the August temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Western Cape in August?

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in August are 10.8. The sunshine percentage is 59.1% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Western Cape in August

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in August is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in August is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in August is 8°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in August

During August the average day light hours are 10.8 per day in Western Cape. The sunshine percentage is 59.1% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in August is typically 4.8 during August. 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 Western Cape in August

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in August is 15.6°C (60.1°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Western Cape in August

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in August is 13.7cm (5.4inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in August

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

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in August is typically 94%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.8% in the previous month and 92.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in August is typically 75.5%. The average relative humidity is 75.4% in the previous month and 73.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in August

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in August is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Western Cape in August is from the North West.

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