Weather in Durban, South Africa in May

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

May is a warm and dry time for sunbathing in Durban. May is a good month for swimming in Durban with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Durban in the months of January, February, March, April, 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 24°. The average maximum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average temperature in Durban in May is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 21° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Durban in May is 15°. The minimum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

Sunshine in Durban in May

The average day light hours per day in Durban in May are 10.6 and there are 4.5 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 4.9 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 23.9° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Durban in May

The average total rainfall in Durban in May is 5.1cm and on average there are 6.5 rainy days in May making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Durban in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Durban in May is 18° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 19° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Durban in May is typically 87%. The maximum relative humidity is 85% in the previous month and 79.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Durban in May is typically 69.7%. The average relative humidity is 68.7% in the previous month and 59.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Durban in May

The average maximum wind speed in Durban in May is typically 20kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 21kmh in the previous month and 19kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Durban in May is typically 8kmh. The average wind speed is 9kmh in the previous month and 9kmh in the next month.

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

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