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Visiting Clifton Beaches, Cape Town, South Africa in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Clifton Beaches. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Clifton Beaches for prolonged periods of time.

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

May marks the beginning of the cooler months at Clifton Beaches, with more frequent rainfall and cloudier skies. However, the weather is still mild enough for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports like snorkeling, diving, and surfing. The water temperatures may be slightly cooler, but the waves remain consistent, making these activities enjoyable for enthusiasts. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Clifton Beaches in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Clifton Beaches.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Clifton Beaches in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Clifton Beaches 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 Clifton Beaches?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Clifton Beaches.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Clifton Beaches. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Clifton Beaches for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Clifton Beaches warm in May?

Yes, Clifton Beaches is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Clifton Beaches in May?

The average day light hours per day in Clifton Beaches in May are 10.4. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Clifton Beaches in May

May marks the beginning of the cooler, wetter months in Cape Town. The crowds at Clifton Beaches are significantly smaller, and you may find more space and tranquility during this time. Public holidays such as Workers' Day and special events are less likely to impact the beach's crowd levels in May.

Temperature in Clifton Beaches in May

The average maximum temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 11°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Clifton Beaches in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.4 per day in Clifton Beaches. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Clifton Beaches 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 Clifton Beaches in May

The average sea water temperature in Clifton Beaches in May is 17.1°C (62.8°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Clifton Beaches in May

The average total rainfall in Clifton Beaches in May is 0.3cm (0.1inches) and on average there are 8.5 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Clifton Beaches in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Clifton Beaches in May is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Clifton Beaches in May is typically 92.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.6% in the previous month and 90.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Clifton Beaches in May is typically 72.6%. The average relative humidity is 75.3% in the previous month and 68.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Clifton Beaches in May

The average maximum wind speed in Clifton Beaches in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Clifton Beaches in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

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

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