Weather in Cape Town, South Africa in February

So you're interested in going to Cape Town, South Africa in February

February is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Cape Town. February is a good month for swimming in Cape Town with warm sea temperatures. 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 February.

Temperature in Cape Town in February

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in February is 27°. The average maximum temperature is 27° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in February is 22°. The average temperature ranges is 22° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Town in February is 17°. The minimum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Town in February

The average day light hours per day in Cape Town in February are 13.3 and there are 9.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during February making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Town in February is typically 12.7 during February. 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.

Sea Temperature in Cape Town in February

The average sea water temperature in Cape Town in February is 20.1° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Cape Town in February

The average total rainfall in Cape Town in February is 2.8cm and on average there are 5.2 rainy days in February making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Town in February

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Town in February is 18° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 17° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Town in February is typically 89.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.9% in the previous month and 90.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Town in February is typically 70.5%. The average relative humidity is 68.5% in the previous month and 71% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Town in February

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Town in February is typically 35kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 36kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Town in February is typically 20kmh. The average wind speed is 21kmh in the previous month and 17kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Town in February is from the South-Southwest.

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