May weather forecast and climate
Thimphu, Bhutan

Mountain peaks and slopes in the Valley country of Thimphu, Bhutan with distant snowy peaks
Mountain peaks and slopes in the Valley country of Thimphu, Bhutan with distant snowy peaks
May, the last month of the spring, in Thimphu, is also an agreeable month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 22.5°C (72.5°F) and an average low of 13.1°C (55.6°F).

Temperature

In Thimphu, the average high-temperature in May is almost the same as in April - a still agreeable 22.5°C (72.5°F). In Thimphu, in May, the average low-temperature is 13.1°C (55.6°F).

Rainfall

In Thimphu, during 11 rainfall days, 122mm (4.8") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Thimphu, Bhutan, there are 97 rainfall days, and 1447mm (56.97") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Thimphu is 13.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Thimphu is 7h.

UV index

April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Thimphu, Bhutan. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Thimphu?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Thimphu, is 22.5°C (72.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 13.1°C (55.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Thimphu?

In May, in Thimphu, Bhutan, the rain falls for 11 days. Throughout May, 122mm (4.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in May in Thimphu?

In May, the average length of the day in Thimphu is 13.5h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Thimphu?

The average sunshine in May in Thimphu is 7h.

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

Months with the highest UV index in Thimphu, Bhutan, are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Thimphu?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Average high temperature in May: 22.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (25°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (12.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 13.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.6°C).

Average rainfall in May - Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Average rainfall in May: 122mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (373mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (8mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Average daylight in May: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with the most sunshine are January, March, April and November (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with the least sunshine are July, August and September (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).