What’s the weather like in South Africa in February?
South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, which means it has opposite weather patterns to the UK. Summer starts in October and winter begins in June, so February is a great time to visit the country. It’s still summertime this month, so temperatures are generally nice and warm across South Africa. This is the wetter time of year for parts of the country and the dry period for others, although there’s plenty of sunshine everywhere, perfect for relaxing on the beach or exploring the sights.
Cape Town sits on South Africa’s southwest coast, and has an average temperature of 23ºC in February. This is the hottest month of the year for the city, with highs reaching 29ºC. Temperatures cool down to 16ºC after dark, so you might need a light jumper for evenings out. Just 20mm of rain’s expected at this time, as February is in Cape Town’s dry season. It’s the wet period in northeastern Johannesburg, which expects 110mm of rain over the course of 13 days this month. Temperatures are also a little cooler than Cape Town, with an average of 20ºC, and highs of 25ºC. If you want to swim in the sea in Cape town, the Atlantic waters are at their warmest, 21ºC.