The last month of the autumn, May
, is another hot month in Manaus
, with an average temperature ranging between min 23.3°C (73.9°F) and max 30.6°C (87.1°F).
In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April
- a still tropical 30.6°C (87.1°F). In Manaus, the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F).
In May, the average heat index is appraised at a blistering 42°C (107.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.
In Manaus, the average relative humidity in May is 87%.
In May, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout May, 279mm (10.98") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 160 rainfall days, and 2307mm (90.83") of precipitation is accumulated.
The average length of the day in May is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:57 and sunset at 17:57. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:59 and sunset at 17:56 -04.
In May, the average sunshine in Manaus is 4.8h.
The months with the highest UV index in Manaus are January
through May, August
, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.