Weather in Durban, South Africa in May

So you're interested in going to Durban, South Africa in May

May is a warm and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Durban. May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Durban for any length of time. Consider visiting Durban in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Durban in May

The average maximum temperature in Durban in May is 21°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average temperature in Durban in May is 16°. The average temperature ranges is 18° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Durban in May is 11°. The minimum temperature is 13° in the previous month and in the next month.

Sunshine in Durban in May

The average day light hours per day in Durban in May are 10.4 and there are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Durban in May is typically 4 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Durban in May

The average sea water temperature in Durban in May is 18.4° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Durban in May

The average total rainfall in Durban in May is 5.1cm and on average there are 10.1 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Durban in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Durban in May is 14° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 12° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Durban in May is typically 93.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.1% in the previous month and 92.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Durban in May is typically 76.6%. The average relative humidity is 74% in the previous month and 73.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Durban in May

The average maximum wind speed in Durban in May is typically 26kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 27kmh in the previous month and 26kmh in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Durban in May is from the North West.