Gqeberha weather in May (Eastern Cape, South Africa)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Gqeberha in May lies at 23.8°C (74.84°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 11.4°C (52.52°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during May is moderate with an average of 37mm (1.5 inches). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 6 rainy days. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Gqeberha with 222 hours of sun during the entire month. May is known as one of the best months to visit Gqeberha.


Gqeberha, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 11 °C  
Max Temperature 23 °C  
Water Temperature 19 °C *  
Chance of Rain 20%  
Precipitation 36mm  
Rainy days 6 days  
Humidity 76% *  
Sunshine 222 hrs *  

Where to stay in Gqeberha

Where to go in South Africa in May

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. At night it tends to cool off so best to pack some warm nightwear as well. With a water temperature of around 19.0°C (66.2°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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