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Paarl weather in May (Western Cape, South Africa)

Looking to travel to Paarl in May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Paarl, May is characterized by pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 21°C, while night temperatures can drop to 9°C.

Precipitation

Paarl in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 99 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 11 days of rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 205 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June, July and August tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Paarl climate page with graphs.

 

Paarl, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 21°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 35%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 99 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 11 days  
HumidityHumidity 81% *  
SunshineSunshine 205 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Cape Town, South Africa (42 KM, 26 Miles).

Where to go in South Africa in May

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Paarl, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

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

Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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