May weather forecast and climate
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

A family of penguins on Snow Hill Island in Antarctica
A family of penguins on Snow Hill Island in Antarctica

Weather in May

The last month of the autumn, May, is also a frigid cold month in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, with temperature in the range of an average low of -19°C (-2.2°F) and an average high of -13°C (8.6°F).

Temperature

In Snow Hill Island, the average high-temperature in May marginally drops, from a freezing cold -10°C (14°F) in April, to an extremely cold -13°C (8.6°F). In Snow Hill Island, in May, the average low-temperature is -19°C (-2.2°F).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, is May when the rain falls for 3 days and typically aggregates up to 12mm (0.47") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), May is the month with the coldest seawater in Snow Hill Island.
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 6.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Snow Hill Island is 1h.

UV index

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Snow Hill Island?

In Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, in May, the average high-temperature is -13°C (8.6°F), and the average low-temperature is -19°C (-2.2°F).

How much does it rain in Snow Hill Island in May?

In Snow Hill Island, in May, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 12mm (0.47") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Snow Hill Island?

The month with the most rainfall in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, is May when the rain falls for 3 days and typically aggregates up to 12mm (0.47") of precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Snow Hill Island?

With an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), May is the month with the coldest seawater in Snow Hill Island.

How cold is the water in May in Snow Hill Island?

In May, the average sea temperature in Snow Hill Island is -2°C (28.4°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Snow Hill Island have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, is 6.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Snow Hill Island have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Snow Hill Island?

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in May in Snow Hill Island?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average temperature in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average high temperature in May: -13°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January and December (3°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (-14°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: -19°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (-1°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (-21°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average rainfall in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average rainfall in May: 12mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (12mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and December (2mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average rainfall days in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average rainfall days in May: 3 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March, April and May (3 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February, September, October, November and December (1 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average sea temperature in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average sea temperature in May: -2°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, February and December (0°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is May (-2°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average daylight in May: 6.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 21.1h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 4.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 1h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 0).

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Average UV index in May
Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Average UV index in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average UV index in May: 0

Months with the highest UV index are November and December (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 0).

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