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Zanzibar Weather in May, Tanzania

Zanzibar Averages May

ZANZIBAR AVERAGES FOR MAY

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    26°C
    79°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    27°C
    81°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    24°C
    75°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    26°C
    80°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    25°C
    78°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    28°C
    82°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    16 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    255 mm

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Zanzibar Daily Averages May

DAILY AVERAGES FOR MAY

May 2024
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Wed
1 Avg 27º 81º
Thu
2 Avg 27º 81º
Fri
3 Avg 26º 79º
Sat
4 Avg 27º 81º
5 Avg 27º 81º
6 Avg 27º 81º
7 Avg 27º 81º
8 Avg 26º 79º
9 Avg 26º 79º
10 Avg 27º 81º
11 Avg 26º 79º
12 Avg 27º 81º
13 Avg 27º 81º
14 Avg 26º 79º
15 Avg 26º 79º
16 Avg 26º 79º
17 Avg 27º 81º
18 Avg 26º 79º
19 Avg 26º 79º
20 Avg 26º 79º
21 Avg 27º 81º
22 Avg 27º 81º
23 Avg 26º 79º
24 Avg 27º 81º
25 Avg 26º 79º
26 Avg 26º 79º
27 Avg 27º 81º
28 Avg 26º 79º
29 Avg 25º 77º
30 Avg 26º 79º
31 Avg 26º 79º
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May Weather Averages

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Zanzibar in May provides visitors with just a bit more sunshine per day and a little less rain, as well.

Anytime is a great time to visit Zanzibar but visitors will find that May, which is at the end of what could only be called the rainy season, is particularly nice as the flora of the islands will be in full bloom and the local produce will be available in abundance.

The average daytime highs in May are usually around 27°C (81°F), just the same as April.

Average night time lows drop to 24°C (75°F). This is the kind of weather that dreams are made of and visitors to Zanzibar at this time of the year are likely to find exploring the beaches or the city streets equally pleasant.

Precipitation in May drops dramatically when compared to April. On average, Zanzibar records 255mm or 10 inches of rain. The total number of sunshine hours per day increases to 8, up from 7 the month previous.

The water temperature averages at 28°C (82°F) in May.

A visit to Zanzibar in May wouldn't be complete without a daytime dolphin watching tour with one of the many local touring groups. Many of the tours even allow visitors to swim with the dolphins (in certain areas).

Windsurfing has become a very popular sport among locals and tourists alike in Zanzibar. Most of the beach resorts in the area offer equipment rental and even windsurfing lessons for beginners. It's even possible to see and or participate in kite surfing as the winds are generally brisk along the coast of Zanzibar.

Of course there are always diving and snorkelling tours that visitors can take and many of the resorts can provide guides for the day to take visitors on explorations of some of the island's wondrous natural reef structures.

For a 14 day forecast of the weather, click here.