Weather warnings for Cape Town
Difficulty in navigation at sea due to rough and choppy conditions can cause small vessels and personal water crafts of taking on water and capsizing. Short and localised disruption of small harbours (cargo operations) and beachfront activities can also be expected.
Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay. Ensure that all temporary structures are well anchored.
Meteogram - 5 days - Cape Town
Our 5-day meteogram for Cape Town offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
- Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
- Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
- Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.
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Current satellite and rain images for Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
The location marker is placed on Cape Town. [More]
The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.
Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).
Radar and precipitation nowcast for Cape Town
The location marker is placed on Cape Town. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last hour, as well as a 1h forecast. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.