Snow Hill Island
Antarctica
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

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
May, the last month of the autumn, in Snow Hill Island, is another extremely cold month, 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 a frigid cold -13°C (8.6°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is -19°C (-2.2°F).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Snow Hill Island is May when the rain falls for 3 days and typically aggregates up to 12mm (0.5") 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. 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 in Snow Hill Island is 6.2h.

Sunshine

In Snow Hill Island, the average sunshine is 1h.

UV index

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Snow Hill Island. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 0 in May transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Snow Hill Island?

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, Antarctica, in May, during 3 rainfall days, 12mm (0.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Snow Hill Island?

May is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 3 days and accumulates 12mm (0.5") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Snow Hill Island?

May is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of -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.

What is the water temperature 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 extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the average length of the day in May in Snow Hill Island?

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

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

The average sunshine in May 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 in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Snow Hill Island?

In Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Snow Hill Island, Antarctica
  • Average high temperature in May: -13°C

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).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (-21°C).

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

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

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 lowest number of rainy days are January, February, September, October, November and December (1 days).

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

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).

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 shortest days is June (Average daylight: 4.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 1h

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

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).