May weather forecast
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Weather in May

May, the last month of the autumn in Pietermaritzburg, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature ranging between max 24°C (75.2°F) and min 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

In Pietermaritzburg, the average high-temperature in May is practically the same as in April - a still warm 24°C (75.2°F). The average low-temperature, is 7°C (44.6°F).

Rainfall

In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 30mm (1.18") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 123 rainfall days, and 832mm (32.76") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the average length of the day in May is 10h and 38min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:26 and sunset at 17:24. On the last day of May, in Pietermaritzburg, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 17:07 SAST.

Sunshine

January through May, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

In Pietermaritzburg, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

How much does it rain in Pietermaritzburg in May?

In May, in Pietermaritzburg, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout May, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Pietermaritzburg have in May?

The average day length in May in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is 10h and 38min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Pietermaritzburg?

On the first day of May in Pietermaritzburg, sunrise is at 06:26 and sunset at 17:24. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 17:07 SAST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Pietermaritzburg?

The months with the least sunshine in Pietermaritzburg are January through May, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Pietermaritzburg have in May?

In Pietermaritzburg, the average sunshine duration in May is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Pietermaritzburg?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average temperature in May - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in May: 24°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and December (28°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (22°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (18°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (3°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average rainfall in May - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in May: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (155mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (2mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average rainfall days in May - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in May: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (22 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (1 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average daylight in May: 10h and 38min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 1min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 17min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7h).

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Average UV index in May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).

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