May weather forecast
Salvador, Brazil

Weather in May

The last month of the autumn, May, is another warm month in Salvador, Brazil, with an average temperature varying between 22.9°C (73.2°F) and 27.7°C (81.9°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still moderately hot 27.7°C (81.9°F). In May, in Salvador, the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is computed to be a tropical 32°C (89.6°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (metabolic differences, pregnancy, clothing), and activity. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The most humid month in Salvador, Brazil, is May, with an average relative humidity of 83.1%.

Rainfall

May is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 20 days and accumulates 360mm (14.17") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Salvador, in May, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 11h and 31min.
On the first day of May in Salvador, Brazil, sunrise is at 05:41 and sunset at 17:20. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 17:14 -03.

Sunshine

May and June, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Salvador, Brazil.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Salvador is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Salvador?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Salvador, Brazil, is 27.7°C (81.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). in May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is computed to be 32°C (89.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Salvador?

The most humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 83.1%.

What is the average humidity in May in Salvador?

In May, the average relative humidity in Salvador is 83.1%.

What is the rainiest month in Salvador?

The month with the most rainfall is May, when the rain falls for 20 days and typically aggregates up to 360mm (14.17") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Salvador?

In May, in Salvador, Brazil, the rain falls for 20 days. Throughout May, 360mm (14.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Salvador?

In Salvador, in May, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Salvador have in May?

In May, the average day length in Salvador, Brazil, is 11h and 31min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Salvador?

On the first day of May in Salvador, sunrise is at 05:41 and sunset at 17:20. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 17:14 -03.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Salvador?

May and June, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Salvador.

How long on average sun shines in May in Salvador?

In Salvador, the average sunshine duration in May is 5.6h.

How high is the UV index in May in Salvador?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Salvador is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average temperature in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.7°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February and March (30°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (26.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (23.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (21.2°C).

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Average humidity in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average humidity in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average humidity in May: 83.1%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (83.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (79%).

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Average rainfall in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average rainfall in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average rainfall in May: 359.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (359.9mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (102mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average rainfall days in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average rainfall days in May: 20 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (20 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January, October and December (10 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average sea temperature in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is March (28.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average daylight in May: 11h and 31min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 8h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 5h and 36min).

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Average UV index in May
Salvador, Brazil

Average UV index in May - Salvador, Brazil
  • Average UV index in May: 9

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).

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