Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A hole of water reflecting the rocks and blue sky in the sunny city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A hole of water reflecting the rocks and blue sky in the sunny city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May, the last month of the spring, in Ouagadougou, is another torrid month, with average temperature ranging between max 37.3°C (99.1°F) and min 25.5°C (77.9°F).

Temperature

In Ouagadougou, the average high-temperature in May is practically the same as in April - a still sweltering 37.3°C (99.1°F). In May, in Ouagadougou, the average low-temperature is 25.5°C (77.9°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is appraised at a burning hot 48°C (118.4°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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 normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is 52.5%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 3.3 days. Throughout May, 71mm (2.8") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 35.2 rainfall days, and 788mm (31") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Ouagadougou, the average length of the day in May is 12.7h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Ouagadougou are January through March, May, October and November, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin 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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Ouagadougou?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is 37.3°C (99.1°F), while the average low-temperature is 25.5°C (77.9°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is evaluated at 48°C (118.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Ouagadougou?

The average relative humidity in May is 52.5%.

How much does it rain in Ouagadougou in May?

In Ouagadougou, during May, the rain falls for 3.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 71mm (2.8") of precipitation.

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

In May, the average length of the day is 12.7h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Ouagadougou?

Months with the most sunshine in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, are January through March, May, October and November, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Ouagadougou have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 9h.

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

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Ouagadougou?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average high temperature in May: 37.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (39.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (30.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (25.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.1°C).

Average humidity in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average humidity in May: 52.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (74%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (28.5%).

Average rainfall in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average rainfall in May: 71mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (227mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average rainfall days in May: 3.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, November and December (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average daylight in May: 12.7h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are January, February, March, May, October and November (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).