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

October weather forecast and climate
Cape Town, South Africa

October in Cape Town, South Africa, is an agreeable spring month, with average temperature varying between 13.2°C (55.8°F) and 20.7°C (69.3°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 71%.

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

In Cape Town, South Africa, the average water temperature is 15.9°C (60.6°F).
Note: 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).

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

In Cape Town, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in October in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, South Africa, in October, the average high-temperature is 20.7°C (69.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 13.2°C (55.8°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Cape Town?

The average relative humidity in October is 71%.

How much does it rain in Cape Town in October?

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

How cold is the water in October in Cape Town?

In October, the average sea temperature in Cape Town, South Africa, 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).

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

The average length of the day in October is 13h.

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

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

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

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

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%).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).