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.
Its 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."
45 minutes later it looked like this...
and so it remained for the rest of the day!
The previous day there had been pouring rain and thick cloud. Thats 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!
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.
June Weather in Cape Town -- What to pack?
June Weather in Cape Town -- Whats 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!
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