Weather in Zanzibar City, Tanzania in May

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May is a hot and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Zanzibar City. May is an excellent month for swimming in Zanzibar City with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Zanzibar City in the months of June, July, September, October, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Zanzibar City in May

The average maximum temperature in Zanzibar City in May is 29°. The average maximum temperature is 30° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average temperature in Zanzibar City in May is 27°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Zanzibar City in May is 24°. The minimum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

Sunshine in Zanzibar City in May

The average day light hours per day in Zanzibar City in May are 11.8 and there are 9.9 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Zanzibar City in May is typically 11.2 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Zanzibar City in May

The average sea water temperature in Zanzibar City in May is 28° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Zanzibar City in May

The average total rainfall in Zanzibar City in May is 4.8cm and on average there are 10.7 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Zanzibar City in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Zanzibar City in May is 24° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 25° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Zanzibar City in May is typically 92.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 94% in the previous month and 90.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Zanzibar City in May is typically 81.1%. The average relative humidity is 83% in the previous month and 77% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Zanzibar City in May

The average maximum wind speed in Zanzibar City in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 29kmh in the previous month and 33kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Zanzibar City in May is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 11kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Zanzibar City in May is from the South-Southeast.

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