Santa Maria
Cape Verde
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Santa Maria, Cape Verde

May, the last month of the spring, in Santa Maria, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 25°C (77°F) and 19°C (66.2°F).

Temperature

In Santa Maria, Cape Verde, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still moderately hot 25°C (77°F). In May, in Santa Maria, the average low-temperature is 19°C (66.2°F).

Rainfall

In Santa Maria, Cape Verde, rain does not fall in March through June.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Santa Maria is 22.8°C (73°F).
Note: 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 22.8°C (73°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, is 12.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Santa Maria is 8h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Maria. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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. Prolonged stay under the direct sun should be avoided as much as possible, especially if a person burns easily. Sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should always be used. 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 Santa Maria?

In May, in Santa Maria, the average high-temperature is 25°C (77°F), and the average low-temperature is 19°C (66.2°F).

What is the driest month in Santa Maria?

In Santa Maria, Cape Verde, rain does not fall in March through June.

How warm is the water in May in Santa Maria?

In May, the average sea temperature in Santa Maria is 22.8°C (73°F). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 22.8°C (73°F) water may be enjoyable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Santa Maria?

The average length of the day in May in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, is 12.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Santa Maria?

The average sunshine in May is 8h.

When is the highest UV index in Santa Maria?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Maria, Cape Verde.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Santa Maria?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in May: 25°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (21°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 19°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15°C).

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (137mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April, May and June (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Santa Maria, 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 - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in May: 22.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (27.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (22.4°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Santa Maria, 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: 11.2h).

  • 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 - Santa Maria, 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).