October 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 October

October in Cape Town, South Africa, is a pleasant spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 20.7°C (69.3°F) and an average low of 13.2°C (55.8°F).

Temperature

In Cape Town, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in September - a pleasant 20.7°C (69.3°F). In October, the average low-temperature is 13.2°C (55.8°F).

Humidity

In Cape Town, the average relative humidity is 71%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 9.4 days. Throughout October, 29mm (1.14") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cape Town, there are 111 rainfall days, and 435mm (17.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average seawater temperature in October is 15.9°C (60.6°F).
Note: For most, swimming in 15.9°C (60.6°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 in Cape Town is 13h.

Sunshine

In Cape Town, the average sunshine is 9.5h.

UV index

In Cape Town, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 average humidity in October in Cape Town?

The average relative humidity in October in Cape Town is 71%.

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

In October, in Cape Town, South Africa, the rain falls for 9.4 days. Throughout October, 29mm (1.14") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, in October, the average water temperature is 15.9°C (60.6°F). Swimming in 15.9°C (60.6°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 October?

In October, the average length of the day is 13h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in October in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average temperature in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in October: 20.7°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 October: 13.2°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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average pressure in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average pressure in October: 1017.7mbar

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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average wind speed in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average wind speed in October: 15.9km/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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average humidity in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average humidity in October: 71%

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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average rainfall in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in October: 29mm

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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average rainfall days in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in October: 9.4 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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average sea temperature in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average sea temperature in October: 15.9°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 October /
Average sunshine in October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average daylight in October: 13h

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 October: 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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average sunshine days in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average sunshine days in October: 19.7 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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average UV index in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average UV index in October: 5

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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average cloud cover in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average cloud cover in October: 26

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 October
Cape Town, South Africa

Average visibility in October - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Average visibility in October: 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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