February weather forecast and climate
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 another warm month in Cape Town, South Africa, with average temperature varying between 17.6°C (63.7°F) and 26.1°C (79°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

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

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

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

Daylight

The average length of the day is 13.3h.

Sunshine

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 value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in February transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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?

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 are the least humid months in Cape Town?

Months with the lowest humidity in Cape Town 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?

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

How much does it rain in Cape Town in February?

In Cape Town, in February, it is raining for 4.9 days, with typically 7mm (0.28") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea temperature in February in Cape Town?

In February, the average sea temperature in Cape Town 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).

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

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

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

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

What are the months with 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 reading in February in Cape Town?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

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%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, August and September (74%).
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: 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).

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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

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).

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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

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

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