Cape Town Weather in December

What's the weather like in Cape Town (Western Cape) in December 2022?

The climate in Cape Town during December can be summarized as warm and reasonably dry.

December is in the summer in Cape Town and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (74°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

Cape Town weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 23.5°C 74.3°F
Nightly temperature 13.9°C 57°F
Average temperature 18.7°C 65.7°F
Daily sunshine 11.3 hrs
Avg rainfall 43 mm 1.7 ins
Rainy days 6 days
Sea temperature 18.5°C 65.4°F
Humidity 70%
Windspeed 22.3kph 14 mph

On average December is the 5th driest month of the year in Cape Town with around 43mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.3 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Cape Town

Cape Town average temperature in December

December rainfall

Cape Town average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Cape Town average rain in December

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Cape Town in December 2022.

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Cape Town weather stats

Cape Town weather statistics
Hottest month: February 24.8°C 76.6°F
Driest month: February 31mm 1.2ins
Sunniest month: February 11hrs
Coldest month: July 16.2°C 61.2°F
Wettest month: June 189mm 7.4ins
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