Plettenberg Bay Weather in May

What's the weather like in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa in May 2020?

The climate in Plettenberg Bay during May can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

May is in the fall / autumn in Plettenberg Bay and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

Plettenberg Bay weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 20.4°C 68.6°F
Nightly temperature 12.3°C 54.1°F
Average temperature 16.3°C 61.3°F
Daily sunshine 6.9 hrs
Avg rainfall 74 mm 2.9 ins
Rainy days 8 days
Sea temperature 19.8°C 67.7°F
Humidity 72%
Windspeed 11.2kph 7 mph

On average May is the 6th wettest month of the year in Plettenberg Bay with around 74mm 2.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Plettenberg Bay

May rainfall

May hourly sunshine

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 May 2019.

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Plettenberg Bay weather stats

Plettenberg Bay weather statistics
Hottest month: January 23.5°C 74.3°F
Driest month: December 65mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: July 7.2hrs
Coldest month: July 17.8°C 64°F
Wettest month: August 100mm 3.9ins
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