Durban weather in May (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Durban in May lies at 24.5°C (76.1°F). The average minimum temperature is 14.0°C (57.2°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is moderate with an average of 61mm (2.4in). It rains an average of 7 days of the month. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Durban with 223 hours of sun. May is known as one of the best months to visit Durban.


So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. At night it can still cool off so best to pack some warmer nightwear as well.

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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 Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 14 °C
Max Temperature 24 °C
Chance of Rain 23%
Precipitation 61mm
Rainy Days 7
Sunshine Hours 223

Where to stay in Durban

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.

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).

What To Do

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

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Weather Forecasts for Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)

Sun   Feb 05
30°C | 21°C
NE 25 km/h
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Mon   Feb 06
30°C | 21°C
E 18 km/h
0.5 mm
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

Tue   Feb 07
31°C | 21°C
NE 25 km/h
0.1 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

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