The best times to visit Cape West Coast for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 10th
August 20th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cape West Coast Travel Guide
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Weather in Cape West Coast
Average temperatures in Cape West Coast vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 69th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cape West Coast, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 96.9°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.8°F (16.6°C) at night.
Cape West Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cape West Coast Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Cape West Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
Cape West Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cape West Coast Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cape West Coast are February, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Cape West Coast? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cape West Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cape West Coast (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cape West Coast has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (45% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (60.6%).
Wind in Cape West Coast is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by January and December. November’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cape West Coast.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.9||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.4||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|May||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Jul||3||Barely noticeable||5.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.8||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.8||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.6||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.1||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.9||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cape West Coast?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cape West Coast, South Africa is January, followed by February and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cape West Coast in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Cape West Coast Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.9°F (36.1°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Cape West Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 77.6°F (25.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cape West Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.3°F (35.2°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.