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South Africa weather in May 2021
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Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in South Africa in May. Select a destination to see more weather parameters.
The May weather guide for 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.
How hot is it in South Africa in May?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 19°C in Cape Town, South Africa in May, falling to 10°C at night.
How sunny is it in South Africa in May?
There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in Cape Town, South Africa in May - that's 60% of daylight hours.
How warm is the sea around South Africa in May?
The average sea temperature around Cape Town, South Africa in May is 15°C.
Does it rain in South Africa in May?
There are usually 12 days with some rain in Cape Town, South Africa in May and the average monthly rainfall is 136mm.
South Africa sunrise & sunset times for May 2021
Browse the sunrise & sunset times for South Africa in May 2021. 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.
|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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