Where Are Sea Winds In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Sea Wind?

A sea breeze or onshore breeze is any wind that blows from a large body of water toward or onto a landmass.

By contrast, a land breeze or offshore breeze is any wind that blows from a landmass toward or onto a large body of water. The term offshore wind may refer to any wind over open water.

Where Is Sea Winds In Cape Town South Africa?

Why is there so much wind in Cape Town?

“Cape Town is situated along the eastern edge of this anti-cyclonic system. Simplistically, the counter-clockwise flow around the High forms the basis for the summer southeast trade wind that blows during summer. The dry, denser air that creates the High pressure also means sunny, dry weather.”

What is the summer wind in Cape Town?

“Cape Doctor” is the local name for the strong, often persistent and dry south-easterly wind that blows on the South African coast from spring to late summer (September to March in the southern hemisphere).

It is known as the Cape Doctor because of a local belief that it clears Cape Town of pollution and ‘pestilence’.