Cape Town weather in May 2021

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  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cape Town19
    19°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 12 days with some rainfall in May in Cape Town12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Cape Town10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 10 hours of daylight per day in May in Cape Town10
    10 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Cape Town0
    No heat & humidity
  • 136 mm monthly rainfall in May in Cape Town136
    136 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in May in Cape Town4
    4 (Moderate) UV index
  • 15°C sea temperature in May in Cape Town15
    15°C sea temperature

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The May weather guide for Cape Town, South Africa 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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How hot is it in Cape Town in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 19°C in Cape Town in May, falling to 10°C at night.

How sunny is it in Cape Town in May?

There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in Cape Town in May - that's 60% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around Cape Town in May?

The average sea temperature around Cape Town in May is 15°C.

Does it rain in Cape Town in May?

There are usually 12 days with some rain in Cape Town in May and the average monthly rainfall is 136mm.

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Cape Town sunrise & sunset times for May 2021

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Cape Town in May 2021. Select a month to view Cape Town sunrise & sunset times for the next 12 months.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Saturday, 1st May 2021 07:21 18:05
Sunday, 16th May 2021 07:32 17:53
Monday, 31st May 2021 07:42 17:46
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