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Cape Town Weather


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Plan your next few days in the Mother City with our 5 day weather forecast. As a starting point, have a quick look at our popular list of top 10 things to do in Cape Town. We've also got great info on Cape Town beaches, the winelands, and a number of outdoor activities.

Current Weather

Cloudy

Cloudy

18 °C | 64 °F

(feels like
17 °C | 63 °F)

Cloud Cover 100%

Humidity 77%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 3 km/h | 2 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Thursday

Sunrise 5:55 AM

Sunset 7:07 PM

Mostly cloudy; turning colder this afternoon
Mostly cloudy; turning colder this afternoon

22 | 72

14 | 57

22 km/h
14 mph

Friday

Sunrise 5:53 AM

Sunset 7:08 PM

Breezy and pleasant with plenty of sunshine
Breezy and pleasant with plenty of sunshine

24 | 75

14 | 57

33 km/h
21 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 5:52 AM

Sunset 7:09 PM

Pleasant with plenty of sunshine
Pleasant with plenty of sunshine

26 | 79

14 | 57

30 km/h
19 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 5:51 AM

Sunset 7:10 PM

Very warm with partial sunshine
Very warm with partial sunshine

28 | 82

15 | 59

12 km/h
8 mph

Monday

Sunrise 5:50 AM

Sunset 7:11 PM

Not as warm with intervals of clouds and sun; breezy in the afternoon with a shower in spots
Not as warm with intervals of clouds and sun; breezy in the afternoon with a shower in spots

23 | 73

14 | 57

30 km/h
19 mph

A Brief Overview of Cape Town's Weather

Our 5 day Cape Town weather forecast is updated every hour. It's quite possible to have 4 seasons in a day in Cape Town, especially if you're moving around the mountain and into the winelands, and so it's an understatement to say that Cape Town’s weather can be unpredictable. The incredible geography of the city and its surrounds also contributes to the complexity of the weather. Our forecast gives you up-to-date information on the weather in Cape Town for the next 5 days. For weather on the go, be sure to check out our great mobile application as well, which contains the most up-to-date forecast there is.

Generally , the warm weather months in Cape Town are between November and April. Late February through March also offer sublime conditions, and the city is often less busy and thus slightly more relaxing during this time. Winter in Cape Town occurs from mid-May to mid-September, and these months are generally cool and wet, but sublime windless days pop up in the middle when you least expect them - many Cape Town winter days are even on a par with some European summers. These winter days are best spent touring wine estates, visiting museums, and, of course, shopping at the V&A Waterfont or Canal Walk.

The wind in Cape Town is notorious, and blows strongly from various directions throughout the year, sometimes making beach trips a little uncomfortable and occasionally causing the Table Mountain Cable Car to close. 

Be Prepared!

Cape Town's weather can change dramatically, and so layering clothing works well. Keeping a sweater or a jumper in the car is a great idea – even in summer. Always keep sunscreen handy in the warmer months - the sun in South Africa is particularly hot.  Umbrellas only really work in windless wet conditions, and there are not many of those in Cape Town in winter, so parkas, raincoats and hoodies work best. But, with a little pre-planning on My Destination Cape Town, you should be able to fill your time in the Mother City with a wide range of activities, regardless of what the weather's doing outside.

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Cape Town Photos

  • Glossy Starling on Table Mountain © Jovan Djokic

    Glossy Starling on Table Mount...

  • V&A Waterfront Seagulls © Jovan Djokic

    V&A Waterfront Seagulls © Jova...

  • V&A with Cape Town Stadium

    V&A with Cape Town Stadium

  • Table Mountain Cable Car © Jovan Djokic

    Table Mountain Cable Car © Jov...

  • Chapman's Peak

    Chapman's Peak

  • Robben Island © Jovan Djokic

    Robben Island © Jovan Djokic

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