The weather in Gansbaai can be tricky. The forecast may say it’s going to rain and then it is a lovely sun shiny day, and vice versa. In Gansbaai, we enjoy a pleasant climate and moderate temperatures, with warm and sunny days most of the year.
Our summer ranges from mid-October to mid-February and some of the residents of Gansbaai wish for the wind, because it can become quite warm here. The wind in the summer is usually the South East.
February to April is autumn. In these months you can feel the winter is on its way, but some days summer just don’t want to let us be. Some say autumn is the best weather all year round, because the temperatures are mild with very little rainfall.
Winter is from May to July. This year the winter was eager to visit us, because our first winter storm came in mid-April. In Gansbaai most of our rain is in the winter, with quite a few days of cloudy, rainy weather. We also get days which is sunny, but you can still feel the nip of winter. When one of the famous Cape storms past us, it can be quite an event. We know that when the wind is coming from the sea – better known as the North West – a storm is on its way and we have to prepare ourselves for strong winds and lots of rain that can last for up too two weeks.
From August to October it is spring. You will definitely know when spring arrives, because the flowers grow everywhere – even on the grass. It looks like a carpet of flowers. The sun then rises approximately 5h30 and dips his head down at approximately seven o’clock in the evenings. As summer gets closer of course the sun rises much earlier and sets much later. We can have daylight up to 8h30 in the evening. You can also feel the summer is coming closer, because it gets warmer by the day.
As you can see, we in Gansbaai, are some of the luckier ones, environmentally wise. We also have our ups, because we can spend Christmas on the beach, while some people must have it in dreadful weather – and we have our downs – with floods in the winter, that can prevent us to go to other towns.
Even so Gansbaai is a wonderful place to live in, because we got a lot of natural beauties and great weather.