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June Weather in Cape Town

Getting towards our wettest, coldest season, but Capetown weather still pulls a few unexpected rabbits out of the hat!

June weather in Cape Town is the end of autumn and it's when winter starts to bite!

Well, as much as our Cape Town winter ever bites :o) as it never gets frosty.

It’s still changeable though - for the better!

When I took this first photo (at about 10.30 in the morning), the top Table Mountain cable car station was shrouded in low cloud.

"Mmm," I thought, "bad day for going up the cable way."


june weather in cape town picture

45 minutes later it looked like this...

cape town weather in june

and so it remained for the rest of the day!

The previous day there had been pouring rain and thick cloud. That’s the Cape town weather in June, what can I say?!

The bottom line is this: if you are planning only to be in Cape Town a short time and are determined to fit in sightseeing attractions such as Table Mountain, June may not be your best month.

If you're unlucky, your entire short visit could be wet and gloomy. And the day you leave will dawn bright and cheerful -- Murphy's law!
So rather plan to come for at least two weeks!

By June on calm, sunny days it's colder inside than out, because the sun doesn't have much strength unless you're sitting directly in it.

The first really spectacular cold fronts come in with the wind and rain whipping the last leaves from the colourful trees. The telly ads focus on hot soups, red wines and flu remedies! This is (according to statistics) Cape Town's wettest month of the year.

This month really is cool-to-cold and wet. Bearing in mind that few average Cape Town homes have central heating, it can get c-h-i-l-l-y! Of course most of the hotels and businesses are well equipped to keep their guests cocooned and cosy.

June weather in Cape Town -- 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 (46 degrees F)

Average monthly rainfall: 93mm (3.7 inches)

Days with > 1 mm rain: 13

The days are short now, being the month of the Winter Solstice.
Sunrise is around 07h45, and sunset 17h45.

June Weather in Cape Town -- What to pack?

  • You’ll need an overcoat or warm anorak, depending on whether you’re here on holiday or on business.
  • An umbrella can be useful, but be warned – in high winds the rain will be coming at you horizontally and your brolly will be turned inside out before you can say Jack Robinson!
  • plan your wardrobe in layers so that you can peel off if the sun gets too hot

June Weather in Cape Town -- What’s on this month?

In Cape Town, it's Book Fair month, and the start of the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra season.

The very end of June marks the start of the South African mid-year school holidays.

Of course the winter accommodation and restaurant specials are in full swing, so there are great deals to be had!

You may find the following related pages helpful:You may find the following related pages helpful:
Cape Town seasons and months
Other Cape Town weather tips
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