February weather forecast
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, with the surrounding calm clear waters and several mountains
Cape Town, South Africa, with the surrounding calm clear waters and several mountains

Weather in February

The last month of the summer, February, is also a moderately hot month in Cape Town, South Africa, with an average temperature fluctuating between 26.1°C (79°F) and 17.6°C (63.7°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 26.1°C (79°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.6°C (63.7°F), February is the warmest month.

Humidity

February, April and December, with an average relative humidity of 68%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

February is the month with the least rainfall in Cape Town. Rain falls for 4.9 days and accumulates 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average seawater temperature in February is 18.1°C (64.6°F).
Note: Swimming in 18.1°C (64.6°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average length of the day in February is 13h and 18min.
On the first day of February, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 19:52. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 19:24 SAST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in February in Cape Town is 9.5h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in February interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Cape Town?

The warmest month in Cape Town, South Africa, is February, with an average high-temperature of 26.1°C (79°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.6°C (63.7°F).

What is the temperature in February in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, South Africa, in February, the average high-temperature is 26.1°C (79°F), and the average low-temperature is 17.6°C (63.7°F).

What is the least humid month in Cape Town?

The months with the lowest humidity are February, April and December, with an average relative humidity of 68%.

What is the average humidity in February in Cape Town?

The average relative humidity in February in Cape Town is 68%.

What is the driest month in Cape Town?

The month with the least rainfall is February, when the rain falls for 4.9 days and typically collects 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in February in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, South Africa, in February, during 4.9 rainfall days, 7mm (0.28") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in February in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, in February, the average water temperature is 18.1°C (64.6°F). For most, swimming in 18.1°C (64.6°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

How many hours of daylight does Cape Town have in February?

The average day length in February in Cape Town, South Africa, is 13h and 18min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in February in Cape Town?

On the first day of February in Cape Town, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 19:52. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 19:24 SAST.

How long on average sun shines in February in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average sunshine duration in February is 9.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Cape Town?

January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Cape Town.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Cape Town?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Cape Town, South Africa, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average temperature in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in February: 26.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (26.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (16.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 17.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (17.7°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (10.2°C).

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Average pressure in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average pressure in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average pressure in February: 1013.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1022mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1013.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average wind speed in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average wind speed in February: 16.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (17.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (13.4km/h).

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Average humidity in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average humidity in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average humidity in February: 68%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, August and September (74%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are February, April and December (68%).

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Average rainfall in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average rainfall in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in February: 7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (98mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (7mm).

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Average rainfall days in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average rainfall days in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in February: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (13.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average sea temperature in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average sea temperature in February: 18.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is January (18.5°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (15.3°C).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average daylight in February: 13h and 18min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 22min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9h and 56min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 6h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average sunshine days in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average sunshine days in February: 21.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (23.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (14.6 days).

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Average UV index in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average UV index in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average UV index in February: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average cloud cover in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average cloud cover in February: 15

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 34).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in February
Cape Town, South Africa

Average visibility in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average visibility in February: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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