Average weather in May in Zanzibar City (Zanzibar), Tanzania

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Zanzibar City in May is 22.0°C (71.6°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 176mm (6.9in). It rains on average a total of 12 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 30.0°C (86°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than this is a great time to go to Zanzibar City with 192 hours of sun.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Zanzibar City should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 27.0°C (80.6°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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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 22 °C
Max Temperature 30 °C
Water Temperature 27 °C
Chance of Rain 40%
Precipitation 176mm
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 192

Where to stay in Zanzibar City

What To Do

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

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Weather Forecasts for Zanzibar City (Zanzibar)

THU Jan 20
35°C | 24°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

FRI Jan 21
31°C | 24°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

SAT Jan 22
29°C | 25°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

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