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Visiting Maclear Beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.9hrs. May has total rainfall of 7.9cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maclear Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Maclear Beach for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Maclear Beach in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

In May, the weather becomes cooler and more unpredictable, with a higher likelihood of rain and cloudy days. Swimming and sunbathing may be less enjoyable, but snorkeling and diving can still be rewarding due to the rich marine life. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing conditions are less consistent, but enthusiasts may still find suitable days for these activities. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Maclear Beach in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Maclear Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.9hrs. May has total rainfall of 7.9cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Maclear Beach in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Maclear Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Maclear Beach?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Maclear Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.9hrs. May has total rainfall of 7.9cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maclear Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Maclear Beach for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Maclear Beach warm in May?

Yes, Maclear Beach is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (74°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 15°C (59°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Maclear Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Maclear Beach in May are 10.3. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.9hrs.

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Crowds in Maclear Beach in May

May is considered part of the low season in Cape Town, and Maclear Beach experiences far fewer visitors during this month. The autumn weather is cooler and often rainy, making beach visits less appealing for most people.

Temperature in Maclear Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 15°C (59°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 11°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Maclear Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.3 per day in Maclear Beach. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.9hrs.

The ultraviolet index in Maclear Beach in May is typically 3.6 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 Maclear Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Maclear Beach in May is 17.4°C (63.3°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Maclear Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Maclear Beach in May is 7.9cm (3.1inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Maclear Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Maclear Beach in May is 13°C (56°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15°C (58°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Maclear Beach in May is typically 95%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.4% in the previous month and 94.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Maclear Beach in May is typically 79.1%. The average relative humidity is 73.8% in the previous month and 78.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Maclear Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Maclear Beach in May is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maclear Beach in May is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

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

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