Average Weather in May in Melmoth South Africa
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 76°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 54°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on January 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Melmoth typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on July 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 70°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
The month of May in Melmoth experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 18% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 84% of the time.
For reference, on November 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on June 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 86%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Melmoth, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 13% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on January 5, and its lowest chance is 7% on June 25.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Melmoth is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Melmoth, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 33 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 6 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 31, with 10 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 1, with 11 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The earliest sunrise of the month in Melmoth is 6:21 AM on May 1 and the latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 6:38 AM on May 31.
The latest sunset is 5:21 PM on May 1 and the earliest sunset is 16 minutes earlier at 5:05 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Melmoth during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:53 AM and sets 13 hours, 58 minutes later, at 6:51 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:46 AM and sets 10 hours, 19 minutes later, at 5:05 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Melmoth is gradually decreasing during May, falling from 3% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 60% of the time, while on June 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Melmoth is gradually increasing during May, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on October 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on April 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The wind direction in Melmoth during May is predominantly out of the south from May 1 to May 21 and the west from May 21 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
Melmoth is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Melmoth is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 2°F, from 76°F to 73°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
Temperatures in Melmoth are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Melmoth are increasing during May, increasing by 338°F, from 5,069°F to 5,407°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Melmoth is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 4.4 kWh to 3.7 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Melmoth are -28.587 deg latitude, 31.398 deg longitude, and 2,444 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Melmoth contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,457 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,337 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,906 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Melmoth is covered by grassland (61%), cropland (25%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (49%) and cropland (46%), and within 50 miles by cropland (32%) and grassland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Melmoth, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Melmoth.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Melmoth according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Melmoth is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Melmoth and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Prince Mangosuthu Buthelez Airport (73%, 30 kilometers, north); Richard Bay Airport (17%, 69 kilometers, east); and King Shaka International Airport (11%, 118 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .