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The climate of Somerset West (South Africa)
Somerset West is a city on the North west coast of the West-Cape region in South Africa. Somerset West lies in the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range at the foot of the Helder Mountain. Together with Gordons Bay and Gordons Beach Somerset West is known as the Helderberg Basin. In this region a lot of wine is produced. The mountain slopes are covered with vineyards. Several botanical garden and wild-life parks are in the vicinity.
Somerset West has a Mediterranean climate. This is caused by a cold Gulf Stream. Winter months are rather cold with a lot of precipitation. Snow is not uncommon in the higher regions with corresponding temperatures. Summer months are warm and pleasant. This is the best time to visit Somerset West. Bear in mind that seasons are opposite of ours.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Somerset West:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 25 16 8 9 22
February 24 16 8 9 22
March 23 15 7 10 21
April 22 14 7 9 22
May 21 12 7 8 20
June 20 10 7 9 19
July 19 10 7 8 18
August 19 10 7 10 18
September 19 11 7 9 18
October 20 12 8 11 19
November 21 13 8 10 20
December 23 15 9 9 21
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Disclaimer
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