May weather forecast

Flag of Namibia
Flag of Namibia

Weather in May

May in Namibia marks the official start of the dry, cool winter season. Across the country, temperatures continue to decrease, with average values ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F). The already low rainfall levels from April continue to diminish, with May recording an average precipitation of less than 10mm (0.39"), indicating the onset of the drier months.

In Windhoek, situated on the Central Plateau, temperatures in May range between 8°C (46.4°F) to 24°C (75.2°F). Rainfall becomes rare, marking the transition to the characteristically arid winter months. Despite the cooler weather, the amount of sunshine remains high, making days pleasantly warm and nights cold.

The coastal cities of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, under the influence of the Benguela Current, maintain cooler temperatures compared to the rest of the country. In these areas, May temperatures usually fluctuate between 11°C (51.8°F) to 23°C (73.4°F). The prevalence of fog, especially during morning hours, persists, providing a cooling effect in contrast to the warmer inland temperatures.

Compared to April, May brings about a distinct shift in Namibia's weather, with the rainy season completely ending, and the arid, colder winter season setting in. As the country moves into June, the dry conditions persist, and temperatures continue to fall, particularly during the night.

  • Windhoek - May »
    On the first day of May in Windhoek sunrise is at 07:10 and sunset at 18:27. May is the last month it rains in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Swakopmund - May »
    The months with the lowest UV index in Swakopmund are May through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5. In May, the average sea temperature in Swakopmund is 15.4°C (59.7°F).
  • Walvis Bay - May »
    May's arrival in Walvis Bay brings an average high-temperature of a still refreshing 19.6°C (67.3°F), demonstrating subtle variation from the preceding month. On the last day of May, in Walvis Bay, sunrise is at 07:34 and sunset at 18:24 CAT.
  • Oshakati - May »
    On the last day of May, in Oshakati, sunrise is at 07:20 and sunset at 18:29 CAT. The month of May commits fully to the arrival of the dry season in Oshakati, Namibia.
  • Rundu - May »
    On the last day of the month, in Rundu sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 18:12 CAT. On the last day of May, in Rundu, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 18:12 CAT.
  • Otjiwarongo - May »
    With the onset of May, Otjiwarongo's average high-temperature clocks in at a still moderately hot 27°C (80.6°F), showing a minor fluctuation from the previous month. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:21 and sunset at 18:20 CAT.
  • Luderitz - May »
    On the first day of May in Luderitz, Namibia, sunrise is at 07:23 and sunset at 18:29. Throughout the year, in Luderitz, Namibia, there are 18 rainfall days, and 33mm (1.3") of precipitation is accumulated.
  • Tsumeb - May »
    May signifies the first month in the year in Tsumeb, Namibia, with negligible rainfall of only 2mm (0.08"), rendering it a perfect time for travellers looking for sunnier outdoor experiences. April's transformation into May witnesses an average high-temperature of a still moderately hot 24.8°C (76.6°F) in Tsumeb, noting a minor change from the preceding month.
  • Katima Mulilo - May »
    On the first day of May in Katima Mulilo sunrise is at 06:35 and sunset at 18:04. The months with the most sunshine in Katima Mulilo are May, July through September, with an average of 10h of sunshine.
  • Gobabis - May »
    May is the last month it rains in Gobabis, Namibia. Gobabis demonstrates a significant disparity from daytime highs throughout the month of May, with an average nighttime temperature of 12.4°C (54.3°F).
  • Keetmanshoop - May »
    In Keetmanshoop in May, during 1.8 rainfall days, 5mm (0.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated. On the first day of May in Keetmanshoop, Namibia, sunrise is at 07:11 and sunset at 18:17.


Weather forecast for your location

1. Click Locate me button
2. Allow the app to use your location