Cape Town Weather in March

What's the weather like in Cape Town (Western Cape) in March 2023?

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Cape Town and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

Cape Town weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 24.1°C 75.3°F
Nightly temperature 14°C 57.1°F
Average temperature 19°C 66.2°F
Daily sunshine 9.8 hrs
Avg rainfall 43 mm 1.7 ins
Rainy days 5 days
Sea temperature 18.7°C 65.6°F
Humidity 72%
Windspeed 17.6kph 11 mph

On average March is the 4th 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 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day.

March temperatures in Cape Town

Cape Town average temperature in March

March rainfall

Cape Town average rain in March

March hourly sunshine

Cape Town average rain in March

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 March 2022.

Other monthly averages

Best places to visit in March

UV index Best time to go?

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
Map showing location of Cape Town (-33.92584, 18.42322)

Top South Africa locations

Change units