South Africa weather in May 2020

  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in South Africa (Cape Town)19
    19°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 12 days with some rainfall in May in South Africa (Cape Town)12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in May in South Africa (Cape Town)10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 10 hours of daylight per day in May in South Africa (Cape Town)10
    10 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in South Africa (Cape Town)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 136 mm monthly rainfall in May in South Africa (Cape Town)136
    136 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in May in South Africa (Cape Town)4
    4 (Moderate) UV index
  • 15°C sea temperature in May in South Africa (Cape Town)15
    15°C sea temperature
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The May weather guide for South Africa, represented by Cape Town, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Guide to South Africa weather in May

The average maximum daytime temperature in South Africa in May is a comfortable 19°C (66°F). The average night-time temperature is usually a cool 10°C (50°F). There are usually 6 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 60% of the 10 hours of daylight.

Expect 136mm (5.4 inches) of rainfall across the whole of May with 12 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be moderate (4 UV index) at midday when the skies are clear.

The average sea temperature in and around South Africa in May is 15°C (59°F).

The weather in South Africa in May is represented by Cape Town.

South Africa sunrise & sunset times for May 2020

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for South Africa in May 2020. Select a month to view South Africa sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The South Africa sunrise & sunset times shown below are for Cape Town.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Friday, 1st May 2020 07:21 18:05
Saturday, 16th May 2020 07:33 17:53
Sunday, 31st May 2020 07:43 17:45
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