Sal
Cape Verde
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Sal, Cape Verde

A man aboard a simple boat near a beach, on the clear waters of Santa Maria Island in Sal, Cape Verde
A man aboard a simple boat near a beach, on the clear waters of Santa Maria Island in Sal, Cape Verde
May, the last month of the spring, in Sal, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 20°C (68°F) and 26°C (78.8°F).

Temperature

In Sal, the average high-temperature in May is almost the same as in April - a still warm 26°C (78.8°F). In Sal, in May, the average low-temperature is 20°C (68°F).

Rainfall

March through May are months without rainfall in Sal, Cape Verde.

Sea temperature

January through May, with an average sea temperature of 22°C (71.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Sal.
Note: A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 22°C (71.6°F) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 12.9h.

Sunshine

In Sal, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary 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. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Sal?

In Sal, in May, the average high-temperature is 26°C (78.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 20°C (68°F).

Does it rain in Sal in May?

In Sal, Cape Verde, in May, it doesn't rain. In June, it rains.

What is the driest month in Sal?

March through May are months without rainfall in Sal, Cape Verde.

What months are the sea coldest in Sal?

January through May, with an average sea temperature of 22°C (71.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater.

What is the sea temperature in May in Sal?

In Sal, Cape Verde, in May, the average water temperature is 22°C (71.6°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 22°C (71.6°F).

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

In Sal, Cape Verde, the average length of the day in May is 12.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Sal?

In May, the average sunshine is 8h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Sal?

In Sal, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in May: 26°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (30°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and April (25°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 20°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are August, September and October (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18°C).

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (58mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April and May (0mm).

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April, May, June, July and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in May: 22°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April and May (22°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in May: 12.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Sal, 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).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).