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Elevation: 138 feet     Latitude: 33 59S     Longitude: 018 36E
Köppen Classification: Mediterran Climate



Under the Köppen Climate Classification climate classification, "dry-summer subtropical" climates are often referred to as "Mediterranean". This climate zone has an an average temperature above 10°C (50°F) in their warmest months, and an average in the coldest between 18 to -3°C (64 to 27°F). Summers tend to be dry with less than one-third that of the wettest winter month, and with less than 30mm (1.18 in) of precipitation in a summer month. Many of the regions with Mediterranean climates have relatively mild winters and very warm summers.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa". (Mediterran Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Cape Town is 63.0°F (17.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 71.0°F (21.7°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 55.0°F (12.8°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Cape Town is 100.0°F (37.8°C), which was recorded in February. The lowest recorded temperature in Cape Town is 30.0°F (-1.1°C), which was recorded in May.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Cape Town is 22.8" (579.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 3.9" (99.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.8" (20.3 mm). There are an average of 112.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 14.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 5.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 111.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 14.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 5.0 days of rain.

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