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Wilderness weather in May (Western Cape, South Africa)

Planning a trip to Wilderness in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Wilderness, May is characterized by pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 21°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 12°C.

Precipitation

Wilderness in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 48 mm for the month. Typically around 8 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

With around 205 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, May is one of the better months to visit Wilderness. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Wilderness, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 12°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 21°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 28%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 48 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 8 days  
HumidityHumidity 74% *  
SunshineSunshine 205 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: George, South Africa (14 KM, 8 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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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 Wilderness, 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
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
9/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Wilderness.

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