Weather in Western Cape, South Africa in May

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

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

Temperature in Western Cape in May

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in May is 20°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in May is 15°. The average temperature ranges is 18° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

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

Sunshine in Western Cape in May

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in May are 10.4 and there are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in May is typically 3.9 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 Western Cape in May

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in May is 17.6° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in May

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in May is 5.6cm and on average there are 10.6 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in May is 13° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 11° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in May is typically 94.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.5% in the previous month and 93.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in May is typically 77.4%. The average relative humidity is 74.1% in the previous month and 75.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in May

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

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