May weather forecast
Durban, South Africa

Weather in May

May, the last month of the autumn in Durban, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 16.2°C (61.2°F) and 23.4°C (74.1°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 Durban, South Africa, 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, in May, during 9.6 rainfall days, 26mm (1.02") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 182.6 rainfall days, and 597mm (23.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F).
Note: A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 23.7°C (74.7°F) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Durban is 10h and 37min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 17:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:42 and sunset at 17:04 SAST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 6.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Durban is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Durban?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Durban, is 23.4°C (74.1°F), while 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 is 72%.

How many days does it rain in May in Durban?

In Durban, in May, during 9.6 rainfall days, 26mm (1.02") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Durban?

In Durban, the average seawater temperature in May is 23.7°C (74.7°F). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Durban have in May?

In May, the average day length in Durban is 10h and 37min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Durban?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 17:21. On the last day of the month, in Durban, sunrise is at 06:42 and sunset at 17:04 SAST.

How many hours of sunshine does Durban have in May?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Durban?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Durban is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average pressure in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average wind speed in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average humidity in May
Durban, South Africa

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average rainfall days in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average sea temperature in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Durban, South Africa

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Durban, South Africa
  • Average daylight in May: 10h and 37min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 16min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 8h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 5h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average UV index in May
Durban, South Africa

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Durban, South Africa

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).

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Average visibility in May
Durban, South Africa

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

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

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