Cape Town
South Africa
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Cape Town, South Africa

February, the last month of the summer, in Cape Town, is another warm month, with average temperature fluctuating between 17.6°C (63.7°F) and 26.1°C (79°F).

Temperature

The warmest month 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).

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in Cape Town are February, April and December, with an average relative humidity of 68%.

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average water temperature is 18.1°C (64.6°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 18.1°C (64.6°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In Cape Town, the average length of the day in February is 13.3h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the warmest month in Cape Town?

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.

What is the temperature in February in Cape Town?

The average high-temperature, in February, is 26.1°C (79°F), while the average low-temperature is 17.6°C (63.7°F).

What are the least humid months in Cape Town?

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

What is the average humidity in February in Cape Town?

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

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 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 cold is the water in February in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, in February, the average water temperature is 18.1°C (64.6°F). 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).

What is the average length of the day in February in Cape Town?

In February, the average length of the day in Cape Town, South Africa, is 13.3h.

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

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

What are the months with the highest UV index in Cape Town?

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

How high is the UV index in February in Cape Town?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Cape Town is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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).

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

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

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).

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).

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).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average daylight in February: 13.3h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9.5h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 6h).

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

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