South Africa in may: average weather and climate, where to go?

How is the climate in South Africa in may? Is it the best time to visit Nelspruit and Parc Kruger? Check out weather averages and advices on this page.

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Weather in South Africa in may 2019

In this section, find the the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in South Africa. These datas are probabilities for may from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in may in Cape Town

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Moderate rain at times17%

Partly Cloudy15%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy8%

More information about the weather in Cape Town in may

Average weather in may in Durban

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
65% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times8%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
69% of time

Moderate rain at times12%

Partly Cloudy11%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
52% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain8%

More information about the weather in Durban in may

Average weather in may in Johannesburg

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
83% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times4%

Cloudy2%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times7%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times8%

Heavy rain2%

More information about the weather in Johannesburg in may

Average weather in may in Parc Kruger

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
66% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy10%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
73% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times7%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
75% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Moderate rain at times6%

Cloudy5%

More information about the weather in Parc Kruger in may

Average weather in may in Pretoria

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
84% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Cloudy3%

Moderate rain at times2%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
82% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times4%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
83% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times7%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

More information about the weather in Pretoria in may

Average weather in may in Hermanus

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times13%

Cloudy9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times16%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times11%

Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Hermanus in may

Average weather in may in Kimberley

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
83% of time

Partly Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times4%

Cloudy2%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
83% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times5%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy9%

Moderate rain at times8%

Cloudy2%

More information about the weather in Kimberley in may

Average weather in may in Knysna

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times10%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
62% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times11%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times11%

Heavy rain5%

More information about the weather in Knysna in may

Average weather in may in Long Tom Pas

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
70% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times4%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
71% of time

Partly Cloudy13%

Moderate rain at times13%

Heavy rain3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
62% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Fog12%

Moderate rain at times10%

More information about the weather in Long Tom Pas in may

Average weather in may in Nelspruit

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
77% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times5%

Cloudy5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
75% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times8%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
62% of time

Moderate rain at times12%

Partly Cloudy12%

Fog11%

More information about the weather in Nelspruit in may

Average weather in may in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times11%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times13%

Cloudy3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy4%

More information about the weather in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) in may

Average weather in may in Richards Bay

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Moderate rain at times17%

Partly Cloudy16%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
63% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy13%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Moderate rain at times15%

Partly Cloudy14%

Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Richards Bay in may

Average weather in may in Sodwana Bay

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy13%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Sodwana Bay in may

Average weather in may in Stellenbosch

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Moderate rain at times17%

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
55% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Stellenbosch in may

Average weather in may in Aliwal North

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times7%

Fog2%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times5%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times7%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

More information about the weather in Aliwal North in may

Average weather in may in Atlantis

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times14%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times15%

Heavy rain8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times15%

Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Atlantis in may

Average weather in may in Butterworth

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Fog10%

Moderate rain at times8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
67% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times8%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
59% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times10%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Butterworth in may

Average weather in may in Cradock

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
77% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy4%

Fog3%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
77% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Cloudy3%

Moderate rain at times3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Moderate rain at times5%

Cloudy3%

More information about the weather in Cradock in may

Average weather in may in East London

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
60% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times9%

Cloudy8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times12%

Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times10%

Cloudy8%

More information about the weather in East London in may

Average weather in may in Ermelo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
74% of time

Partly Cloudy11%

Fog10%

Cloudy4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
88% of time

Partly Cloudy8%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder3%

Moderate rain at times2%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
80% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times6%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder3%

More information about the weather in Ermelo in may



Where to go in South Africa in may?

Where to go in South Africa in may: destination map

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warning in may the weather is different depending on the city and regions of the country.

In may the weather is perfect in South Africa, but partially because it concerns only the cities of Nelspruit, Knysna, Parc Kruger and Durban. In this part of the country, the conditions are right to enjoy a maximum your travel: the sun is here, it rains very little and the humidity is not too high. It is therefore the ideal month to go to these cities!

Apart from of Nelspruit, Knysna, Parc Kruger and Durban, the weather is good in Kimberley, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Johannesburg, Sodwana Bay, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Long Tom Pas, Cape Town and Pretoria. In these cities, temperatures are still suitable and allow you enjoy the sun and sightseeing in good conditions.


Climate in South Africa in may

Climate in Cape Town in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Cape Town is 18°C (maximum temperature is 21°C and minimum temperature is 15°C). The climate quite pleasant in that locality in this month. With 96mm over 9 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is rather moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With a good weather, the month of may is a good month to go there.

May
Average temperature 18°C
Highest temperature 21°C
Lowest temperature 15°C
Sea temperature 16.5°C
Rainfall 96mm
Number of days with rainfall 9 day(s)
(29%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 29%
Length of day 10:22
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Climate in Durban in May

In may, the mean temperature in Durban is 22°C (maximum temperature is 26°C and minimum temperature is 18°C). The climate quite pleasant in this location in this month. With about 60mm over 7 days, rainfall is infrequent for your vacations.
With a perfect weather, may is an advisable time to go in Durban.

May
Average temperature 22°C
Highest temperature 26°C
Lowest temperature 18°C
Sea temperature 23.8°C
Rainfall 60mm
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(21%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 25%
Length of day 10:38
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Climate in Johannesburg in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Johannesburg is 18°C (maximum temperature is 22°C and minimum temperature is 15°C). The climate nice in that area in this month. With barely 16mm over 3 days, rain may be scarce for your stay.
With good weather conditions, the month of may is a recommended month to go in this city.

May
Average temperature 18°C
Highest temperature 22°C
Lowest temperature 15°C
Rainfall 16mm
Number of days with rainfall 3 day(s)
(11%)
Humidity 61%
Cloud cover 10%
Length of day 10:50
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Climate in Parc Kruger in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Parc Kruger is 24°C (maximum temperature is 27°C and minimum temperature is 20°C). The climate good here in this month. It almost never rains during may. You will not get wet throughout your stay!
With ideal weather conditions, may is a recommended month to go in that area.

May
Average temperature 24°C
Highest temperature 27°C
Lowest temperature 20°C
Rainfall 13mm
Number of days with rainfall 2 day(s)
(7%)
Humidity 69%
Cloud cover 18%
Length of day 10:58
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Climate in Pretoria in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Pretoria is 19°C (maximum temperature is 23°C and minimum temperature is 16°C). The climate enjoyable here in this month. With about 12mm over 3 days, the rain will not be a problem for your trip.
With a good weather, may is a good month to go in this city in South Africa.

May
Average temperature 19°C
Highest temperature 23°C
Lowest temperature 16°C
Rainfall 12mm
Number of days with rainfall 3 day(s)
(9%)
Humidity 59%
Cloud cover 9%
Length of day 10:53
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Weather data for South Africa in may:

Weather data for South Africa in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in South Africa. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in South Africa can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit South Africa.


All cities in South Africa in may

Cape Town in maygood weather
Durban in mayperfect weather
Johannesburg in maygood weather
Parc Kruger in mayperfect weather
Pretoria in maygood weather
Hermanus in maygood weather
Kimberley in maygood weather
Knysna in maygood weather
Long Tom Pas in maygood weather
Nelspruit in mayperfect weather
Port Elizabeth (South Africa) in mayperfect weather
Richards Bay in maygood weather
Sodwana Bay in maygood weather
Stellenbosch in maygood weather
Aliwal North in maygood weather
Atlantis in maygood weather
Butterworth in maygood weather
Cradock in maygood weather
East London in mayperfect weather
Ermelo in maygood weather

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