Weather in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in August

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Visiting Cape of Good Hope, 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 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 20.2cm (8.0inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are only 13.7 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 of Good Hope. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Cape of Good Hope for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Can you sunbathe in Cape of Good Hope in August?

No, August is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape of Good Hope.

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 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 20.2cm (8.0inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are only 13.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Cape of Good Hope in August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope?

Yes, August is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Cape of Good Hope.

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 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 20.2cm (8.0inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are only 13.7 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 of Good Hope. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Cape of Good Hope for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Cape of Good Hope warm in August?

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

The average maximum temperature in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in August is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape of Good Hope in August?

The average day light hours per day in Cape of Good Hope in August are 10.8. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Temperature in Cape of Good Hope in August

The average maximum temperature in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in August is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in August

During August the average day light hours are 10.8 per day in Cape of Good Hope. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape of Good Hope in August is typically 4.5 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 Cape of Good Hope in August

The average sea water temperature in Cape of Good Hope in August is 15.5°C (59.9°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Cape of Good Hope in August

The average total rainfall in Cape of Good Hope in August is 20.2cm (8.0inches) and on average there are 13.7 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape of Good Hope in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in August is typically 94.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.9% in the previous month and 92.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape of Good Hope in August is typically 76.9%. The average relative humidity is 77.3% in the previous month and 73.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape of Good Hope in August

The average maximum wind speed in Cape of Good Hope in August is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (19MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape of Good Hope in August is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape of Good Hope in August is from the North West.

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