South Africa weather in May 2021

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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.

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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.

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South Africa sunrise & sunset times for May 2021

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