Average Weather 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). The average maximum temperature lies around 30.0°C (86°F). During the night it can be very warm and sticky. With a water temperature of around 27.0°C (80.6°F), this is a great month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit Zanzibar City. It has 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 be raining some days. Also bring your shorts and or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot.

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For other monthly weather averages and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages

Min Temperature 71.6 °F
Max Temperature 86 °F
Water Temperature 80.6 °F
Chance of Rain 40.0%
Precipitation 6.9 in
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 192

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

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