Average weather in May in Cape Town (Western Cape), South Africa

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Cape Town in May is 9.3°C (48.74°F). The amount of rain in May is normal with an average of 68mm (2.7in). It rains on average a total of 11 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 20.0°C (68°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than this is a great time to go to Cape Town with 205 hours of sun.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Cape Town should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm. 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

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 48 °F
Max Temperature 68 °F
Water Temperature 60 °F
Chance of Rain 37%
Precipitation 3 in
Rainy Days 11
Sunshine Hours 205

Where to stay in Cape Town

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in .

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Weather Forecasts for Cape Town (Western Cape)

SAT Jan 22
104°F | 67°F
Sunny

Sunny

SUN Jan 23
97°F | 70°F
Sunny

Sunny

MON Jan 24
85°F | 68°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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