Cape Town is often referred to as the gentle gateway into African as it’s not a typically African City and similarly its weather is not typical of the continent. The Cape is the only part of Southern Africa that falls within a temperate zone and therefore it enjoys a MEDITERRANEAN climate of LONG HOT SUMMERS and COOL WET WINTERS.
Daily weather conditions are also affected by the mountains and Cape Town is famous for its ‘four seasons in one day’ type weather patterns which can vary significantly around the mountains, sunshine on one side, rain the other. But for the most part the Cape experiences a pleasant moderate climate however it has earned its nickname “CAPE OF STORMS” for good reason.
For Photographers these changing weather conditions are ideal as they can create interesting skies, landscapes and moods.
Weather Cape Town, South Africa
|Month||Average Sunny (Days a month)||Temperature||Discomfort from heat and humidity||Relative humidity||Average Precipitation (mm)||Wet Days (+0.25 mm)|
This bar chart shows average annual weather conditions covering rain, humidity and maximum and minimum daily temperatures.
Please see best time/season to visit blog for more detailed idea of the weather patterns.
ANNUAL SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES (www.timeanddate.com)
BEGIN – END
BEGIN – END
|JANUARY||05:39 – 06:07||20:01 – 19:52||12|
|FEBRUARY||06:08 – 06:33||19:51 – 19:24||11|
|MARCH||06:34 – 06:58||19:23 – 18:43||12|
|APRIL||06:58 – 07:20||18:41 – 18:06||11|
|MAY||07:21 – 07:42||18:05 – 17:45||10|
|JUNE||07:43 – 07:52||17:45 – 17:48||9|
|JULY||07:52 – 07:40||17:48 – 18:06||9|
|AUGUST||07:39 – 07:06||18:07 – 18:27||7|
|SEPTEMBER||07:05 – 06:25||18:28 – 18:48||6|
|OCTOBER||06:24 – 05:47||18:49 – 19:13||5|
|NOVEMBER||05:46 – 05:28||19:14 – 19:41||4|
|DECEMBER||05:28 – 05:38||19:42 – 20:00||3|
Dawn and Dusk are approximately half an hour earlier and later than sunrise/set times.