Praia
Cape Verde
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Praia, Cape Verde

High waves approaching the sandy beach of Praia in Cape Verde, and a perfect blue sky above
High waves approaching the sandy beach of Praia in Cape Verde, and a perfect blue sky above
The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Praia, Cape Verde, with average temperature fluctuating between 27.2°C (81°F) and 21.1°C (70°F).

Temperature

In Praia, the average high-temperature in May is relatively the same as in April - a still warm 27.2°C (81°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 21.1°C (70°F).

Rainfall

The only month without rainfall in Praia is May.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Praia, Cape Verde, is 23.8°C (74.8°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day is 12.8h.

Sunshine

April and May, with an average of 10h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Protect yourself by liberally applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Sunscreen prevents sunburn and decreases the damaging effects of Sun's radiation on the immune system. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Praia?

In May, the average high-temperature is 27.2°C (81°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.1°C (70°F).

Does it rain in Praia in May?

In May, in Praia, Cape Verde, it doesn't rain. April is the latest month when it rains.

What is the driest month in Praia?

May is the only month when rain does not fall in Praia.

How warm is the water in May in Praia?

In Praia, Cape Verde, the average seawater temperature in May is 23.8°C (74.8°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 23.8°C (74.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Praia have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 12.8h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Praia?

Months with the most sunshine in Praia are April and May, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Praia have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Praia is 10h.

When is the highest UV index in Praia?

Months with the highest UV index in Praia, Cape Verde, are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Praia?

In Praia, Cape Verde, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (29.4°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (25°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 21.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (19.4°C).

Average rainfall in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in May: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (99.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (8 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February, March, April, May and June (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in May: 23.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (27.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (23.6°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in May: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6.1h).

Average UV index in May - Praia, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).