Cape Town weather in May (Western Cape, South Africa)
You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May.
The average maximum daytime temperature in Cape Town in May lies at 20.0°C (68°F).
The average minimum temperature is 9.3°C (48.74°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).
The amount of rain during this month is moderate with an average of 68mm (2.7in). It rains an average of 11 days of the month. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 205 hours of sunshine during the entire month.
So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. At night it can still cool off so best to pack some warmer nightwear as well. With a water temperature of around 16.0°C (60.8°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.
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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.
Monthly Averages in May
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What To Do
We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.
Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)
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