Cape Town Weather in May

What's the weather like in Cape Town (Western Cape) in May 2024?

The climate in Cape Town during May can be summarized as mild and wet.

May is in the fall / autumn in Cape Town and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (67°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

Cape Town weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 19.2°C 66.6°F
Nightly temperature 10°C 50°F
Average temperature 14.6°C 58.3°F
Daily sunshine 6.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 136 mm 5.4 ins
Rainy days 12 days
Sea temperature 16.4°C 61.6°F
Humidity 77%
Windspeed 13.7kph 9 mph

On average May is the 4th wettest month of the year in Cape Town with around 136mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Cape Town

Cape Town average temperature in May

May rainfall

Cape Town average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Cape Town average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Cape Town in May 2023.

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Cape Town weather stats

Cape Town weather statistics
Hottest month: February 24.8°C 76.6°F
Driest month: February 31mm 1.2ins
Sunniest month: February 11hrs
Coldest month: July 16.2°C 61.2°F
Wettest month: June 189mm 7.4ins
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