Annual average weather for Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

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Annual Average Weather for Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 22.2°C (71.9°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 17.5°C (63.4°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. Annually there are on average 8.7 days of rain per month and 8.7 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Cape of Good Hope?

The best months to visit Cape of Good Hope are January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from December to February when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between December and April when the sea temperature is above the average 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Can you sunbathe in Cape of Good Hope year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Cape of Good Hope all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from December to February when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape of Good Hope year round?

No, you can't swim in Cape of Good Hope all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape of Good Hope are found in December when they peak at 20°C (69°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between December and April when the sea temperature is above 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

The sea is good for swimming in the months from December to March when the sea temperature is above 19°C (66°F)

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When is the hottest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The hottest month in Cape of Good Hope is February when the average maximum temperature is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 27°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F).

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When is the coldest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The coolest month in Cape of Good Hope is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F), average temperature is 13°C (55°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The sunniest days in Cape of Good Hope are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In January the sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Cape of Good Hope?

June has the least sunshine. In June the sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.0hrs.

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When is the driest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The driest month in Cape of Good Hope is December with 0.6cm (0.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 3.9 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The wettest month in Cape of Good Hope is June with 25.6cm (10.1inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 14.1 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Cape of Good Hope?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Cape of Good Hope are found in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

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When is the sea the warmest in Cape of Good Hope?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape of Good Hope are found in December when they peak at 20°C (69°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

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When is the most humid month in Cape of Good Hope?

The most humid month in Cape of Good Hope is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

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When is the least humid month in Cape of Good Hope?

The least humid month in Cape of Good Hope is July with a dew point of 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable.

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When is the windiest month in Cape of Good Hope?

The most windy month in Cape of Good Hope is December when the average maximum windspeed is 38KM/H (23MPH) and the average wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Cape of Good Hope

The hottest month in Cape of Good Hope is February when the average maximum temperature is 27°C (80°F), average temperature is 22°C (71°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F).

The coolest month in Cape of Good Hope is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (18°F), average temperature is 13°C (55°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F).

Annual Sunshine for Cape of Good Hope

The longest days in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

June has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.0hrs.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 13.7 and lowest in June when it reaches 2.7.

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 Cape of Good Hope

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape of Good Hope are found in December when they peak at 20°C (69°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea is best for swimming between December and April when the temperature is above 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Annual Rainfall for Cape of Good Hope

The wettest month in Cape of Good Hope is June with 25.6cm (10.1inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 14.1 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Cape of Good Hope is December with 0.6cm (0.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 3.9 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Cape of Good Hope

The most humid month in Cape of Good Hope is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

The least humid month in Cape of Good Hope is July with a dew point of 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable.

Annual Wind Speed for Cape of Good Hope

The most windy month in Cape of Good Hope is December when the average maximum windspeed is 38KM/H (23MPH) and the average wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH).

The least windy month in Cape of Good Hope is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25KM/H (16MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

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