May weather forecast and climate
Durban, South Africa

May, the last month of the autumn, in Durban, is another warm month, with average temperature varying between 23.4°C (74.1°F) and 16.2°C (61.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still moderately hot 23.4°C (74.1°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Durban, South Africa, is 72%.

Rainfall

In Durban, it is raining for 9.6 days, with typically 26mm (1.02") of accumulated precipitation. In Durban, during the entire year, the rain falls for 182.6 days and collects up to 597mm (23.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Durban, South Africa, is 23.7°C (74.7°F).
Note: Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 23.7°C (74.7°F) water may be enjoyable. (FYI: The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

In Durban, South Africa, the average length of the day is 10.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 6.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Durban is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Durban?

In Durban, in May, the average high-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Durban?

The average relative humidity in May in Durban, South Africa, is 72%.

How much does it rain in Durban in May?

In Durban, during May, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 26mm (1.02") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Durban?

In Durban, South Africa, in May, the average water temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 23.7°C (74.7°F).

What is the average length of the day in May in Durban?

In May, the average length of the day in Durban is 10.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Durban have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Durban is 6.8h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Durban?

In Durban, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in May: 23.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (26.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (21.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 16.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (20.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (13.6°C).

Average pressure in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average pressure in May: 1019.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1023.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1014.2mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average wind speed in May: 11km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (14.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (11km/h).

Average humidity in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (64%).

Average rainfall in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in May: 26mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (87mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (11mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (23.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (6.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average sea temperature in May: 23.7°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February and March (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (21.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average daylight in May: 10.6h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6.8h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 8.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 5.9h).

Average sunshine days in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average sunshine days in May: 19.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (21.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (5.4 days).

Average UV index in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average cloud cover in May: 24

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 58).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 17).

Average visibility in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, October, November and December (9km).