What’s the weather like in South Africa in October?
South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, and experiences the opposite weather patterns to countries in the northern hemisphere, including the UK. October is springtime in the country, with mild temperatures gradually getting warmer as the month goes on. Only a small amount of rain’s expected this month, but it’s still worth packing a waterproof jacket in case of showers.
In October, the average temperature in Cape Town is a mild 16°C, peaking at an average high of 21°C and dipping to 11°C at night. With a big difference in temperature between the afternoons and evening, you’ll need to come prepared with light clothes and warmer layers if you visit Cape Town at this time of year. In Johannesburg, highs reach 24°C in October while nighttime temperatures measure 11°C on average. Around 80mm of rain’s expected in Johannesburg during the month, with 40mm in Cape Town.