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Visiting Knysna, South Africa in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Knysna. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (66°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Knysna.

Consider visiting Knysna in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Knysna in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Knysna.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Knysna in May?

Yes, May is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in Knysna with cool sea temperatures 19°C (66°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in Knysna?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Knysna.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Knysna. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (66°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Knysna.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Knysna warm in May?

Yes, Knysna is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Knysna in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Knysna in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Knysna in May?

The average day light hours per day in Knysna in May are 10.4. The sunshine percentage is 59% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Knysna in May

The average maximum temperature in Knysna in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Knysna in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Knysna in May is 11°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Knysna in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.4 per day in Knysna. The sunshine percentage is 59% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Knysna in May is typically 4 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Knysna in May

The average sea water temperature in Knysna in May is 19.1°C (66.4°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Knysna in May

The average total rainfall in Knysna in May is 0.3cm (0.1inches) and on average there are 8.5 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Knysna in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Knysna in May is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Knysna in May is typically 92.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.6% in the previous month and 90.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Knysna in May is typically 72.6%. The average relative humidity is 75.3% in the previous month and 68.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Knysna in May

The average maximum wind speed in Knysna in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Knysna in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Knysna in May is from the North West.

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