August Weather in Cape Town
If you ask a Capetonian about August weather in Cape Town theyll say its wet and miserable.
But it IS low season, so take advantage of seasonal Cape town accommodation specials.In the Cape were so spoilt by great weather the rest of the year that by August we feel as though our 2-3 months of winter have gone on forever and were starting to hanker for spring!
But a Cape Town winter is characterised by fierce storms interspersed with clear calm days, which makes it a refreshing time to visit.
Yes, this was taken on a whale watching trip From Simonstown last August. Clear, calm, perfect weather :o)
The reality is that June, July and August have much the same temperatures, and August has marginally less rain.
We may still have chilly days - max temps of 12- 15 deg C if there is snow on the high ground out there -- but the sunny days in between are great.
Ive been on the beach sometimes towards the end of August.
The rainfall and temperature figures look like this
Average daily maximum temperature: 18 degrees C (64 degrees F)
Average daily minimum temperature: 8 degrees C (45 degrees F)
Average monthly rainfall 77mm (3 inches)
Days with > 1 mm rain: 14
-- BEWARE --
High winds and storms mean theres still no certainty about getting up Table Mountain! If you want to go, use the first clear day you have. A storm can mean cloud over the mountain for up to a week at a time.
August Weather in Cape Town -- What to pack... LAYERS!
August Weather in Cape Town -- What's on? -- WOW, it's busy!
King proteas are in flower at Kirstenbosch .
Watch out for snow in Ceres. No big deal for some visitors, but HUGE excitement for South Africans!
The spring flowers are in bloom this month up the West Coast all the way to Namaqualand.
And the winter accommodation and restaurant specials are STILL in full swing, so there are great deals to be had!
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