Namibia weather in May

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Namibia. Is this month a good time to go to Namibia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Namibia in May?

The weather conditions in Namibia in May are generally perfect.

During May in Namibia, the average maximum temperature varies from pleasant in Walvis Bay with 19°C (66°F) to high in Etosha National Park with 30°C (85°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C (57°F) in Etosha National Park and 12°C (54°F) in Walvis Bay.

Precipitation in May varies from almost no in Etosha National Park with an average of 0mm (0inch) of rainfall to low in Gobabis with 8mm (0.3inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 253 hours of sunshine in Swakopmund during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Namibia.

Where to go in Namibia in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Namibia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Namibia

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Namibia?

Average weather in Swakopmund

In May Swakopmund generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Swakopmund
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
13°C / 55°F 
240 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
19°C / 66°F 
12°C / 54°F 
253 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
June   >> June
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
12°C / 53°F 
233 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 days 
Climate in Swakopmund

Average weather in Windhoek

In May Windhoek generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Windhoek
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
26°C / 79°F 
13°C / 55°F 
273 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
23°C / 73°F 
9°C / 48°F 
310 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
2 days 
June   >> June
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
7°C / 45°F 
309 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
Climate in Windhoek

Average weather in Walvis Bay

In May Walvis Bay generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Walvis Bay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
13°C / 55°F 
240 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
19°C / 66°F 
12°C / 54°F 
253 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
June   >> June
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
12°C / 53°F 
233 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 days 
Climate in Walvis Bay

Average weather in Okaukuejo

In May Okaukuejo generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Okaukuejo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
17°C / 62°F 
30mm / 1.2inch 
30°C / 85°F 
14°C / 57°F 
0mm / 0inch 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
11°C / 51°F 
0mm / 0inch 
Climate in Okaukuejo

Average weather in Omaruru

In May Omaruru generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Omaruru
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
13°C / 55°F 
265 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
27°C / 81°F 
9°C / 48°F 
291 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
June   >> June
>>  
24°C / 75°F 
6°C / 43°F 
308 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
Climate in Omaruru

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Is May the best time to go to Namibia?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Namibia with commonly perfect weather in Swakopmund.

On average the best time to visit Namibia is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, November and December with generally perfect weather in Swakopmund. The worst months are August, September and October that can have pleasant weather conditions.

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