Cape Town is positioned on the 34th latitude south, which equates it more or less with Casablanca, Los Angeles or Sydney. Cape Town however has a Mediterranean climate. In summer it is pleasantly warm with the hottest days often cooled by the Cape Doctor, the famous South-Easter, which keeps the city free of pollution.
It seldom rains in summer, and only briefly when it does. The winters are cool and wet, with the temperature occasionally falling below 10 degrees C. The water temperatures in the Atlantic are low, due to the Benguela current, but east of the city the influence of the Indian Ocean is noticeable, and the beaches and seaside places on that side of the Cape Peninsula are more populated. The beaches on the west of the peninsula have the advantage of being protected from the South-Easter by Table Mountain.