Benguela
Angola
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Benguela, Angola

May, the last month of the autumn, in Benguela, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 29.4°C (84.9°F) and 23.8°C (74.8°F).
An excellent water temperature of 25.8°C (78.4°F) and only 1.5 rainfall days, with 2mm (0.08") of accumulated rainfall, makes May a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Benguela, the average high-temperature in May is almost the same as in April - a still moderately hot 29.4°C (84.9°F). In Benguela, Angola, in May, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is calculated to a hot 33.8°C (92.8°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The least humid month in Benguela is May, with an average relative humidity of 71%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains in Benguela. During 1.5 rainfall days, in May, Benguela aggregates 2mm (0.08") of precipitation. In Benguela, during the entire year, the rain falls for 113.5 days and collects up to 371mm (14.61") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Benguela is 25.8°C (78.4°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 11.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Benguela is 7.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Benguela are January through May, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Benguela?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 29.4°C (84.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in May is calculated to 33.8°C (92.8°F).

What is the least humid month in Benguela?

The least humid month in Benguela is May, with an average relative humidity of 71%.

What is the average humidity in May in Benguela?

In Benguela, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

What is the last month it rains in Benguela?

May is the last month it rains in Benguela. During 1.5 rainfall days, in May, Benguela aggregates 2mm (0.08") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Benguela?

In May, the average sea temperature is 25.8°C (78.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Benguela have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Benguela is 11.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Benguela have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Benguela is 7.7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Benguela?

Months with the highest UV index are January through May, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in May in Benguela?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Benguela, Angola, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average high temperature in May: 29.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (29.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (23.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.8°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (19.1°C).

Average humidity in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (71%).

Average rainfall in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average rainfall in May: 2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (88mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (19.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (0.2 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average sea temperature in May: 25.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is March (28.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (20.6°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average daylight in May: 11.5h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.7h

The month with most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.5h).

Average UV index in May - Benguela, Angola
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).