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Visiting Western Cape, South Africa in February

February is one of the best months to visit Western Cape for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

February has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. February has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). February is a pleasant month for swimming in Western Cape though some people may prefer warmer water.

Also consider visiting Western Cape in one of the other best months of January, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for February.

Can you sunbathe in Western Cape in February?

Yes, February is a great time for sunbathing in Western Cape.

February has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. February has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about February temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Western Cape in February?

Yes, February is a pleasant month for swimming in Western Cape with moderate sea temperatures 20°C (69°F).

More about February sea temperatures.

Is February a good time to holiday in Western Cape?

Yes, February is a great time for a holiday in Western Cape.

February has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. February has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). February is a pleasant month for swimming in Western Cape though some people may prefer warmer water.

More about the February temperatures and sunshine.

Is Western Cape warm in February?

Yes, Western Cape is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in February.

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in February is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in February is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

More info about the February temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Western Cape in February?

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in February are 13.3. The sunshine percentage is 72.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Western Cape in February

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in February is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in February is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in February is 17°C (63°F). The minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in February

During February the average day light hours are 13.3 per day in Western Cape. The sunshine percentage is 72.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape 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 Western Cape in February

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in February is 20.4°C (68.7°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in February

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in February is 2.2cm (0.9inches) and on average there are 6.4 rainy days in February making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in February

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in February is 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in February is typically 90.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 91.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in February is typically 72.4%. The average relative humidity is 70.8% in the previous month and 72.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in February

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in February is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 33KM/H (21MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in February is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

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

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