Durban Weather in May

What's the weather like in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) in May 2023?

The climate in Durban during May can be summarized as warm and reasonably dry.

May is in the fall / autumn in Durban and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

Durban weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 24.1°C 75.3°F
Nightly temperature 13.8°C 56.8°F
Average temperature 18.9°C 66°F
Daily sunshine 7.8 hrs
Avg rainfall 54 mm 2.1 ins
Rainy days 6 days
Sea temperature 24.5°C 76°F
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 9.9kph 6 mph

On average May is the 4th driest month of the year in Durban with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Durban

Durban average temperature in May

May rainfall

Durban average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Durban 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 Durban in May 2023.

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Durban weather stats

Durban weather statistics
Hottest month: February 27.3°C 81.1°F
Driest month: June 27mm 1.1ins
Sunniest month: June 8.1hrs
Coldest month: July 22°C 71.6°F
Wettest month: January 140mm 5.5ins
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