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Cape Town Weather May

To help you choose the best time to travel, you can find climate data below on the weather in Cape Town in May.

day temperatureaverage daily high+20.3°C
night temperatureaverage daily low+9.4°C
sea temperaturesea temperature+16.4°C
day lengthdaytime10.8 h
sunny hours per daysunny / overcast hours6.6 / 4.2
average monthly precipitationaverage monthly precipitation69 mm

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Temperature in Cape Town

In May the average daily maximum in Cape Town is +20.3°C, and the minimum +9.4°C.

The hottest May day on record is +33.5°C, and the coldest +0.9°C.

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Ras Muhammad
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Daylight hours

There are 10.8 hours of daylight in Cape Town in May. Out of these, on average 6.6 are sunny, which means there is quite a lot of sun.

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Sea temperature

The average monthly temperature in the Atlantic Ocean on the beaches of Cape Town in May is +16.4°C.

The water is considered very cool, but some hardy people might bathe in it for 10-15 minutes.

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Precipitation

The amount of precipitation in Cape Town in May is usually 69 mm, which may cause a change of plans on certain days.

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