May weather forecast
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

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Weather in May

The progression from April to May reveals minor alterations in weather parameters. Weather patterns during May maintain stability, offering predictability for both residents and visitors. In contrast to previous months, May’s weather brings a notable shift in cloud coverage, with an average of only 13%. As Sao Filipe cruises into June from May, look forward to fewer sunshine days, lowered wind speeds, and an undeniable increase in relative humidity values, all of which add a different meaning to the city's magnificent tropical weather.

Temperature

Sao Filipe in May witnesses an average high-temperature of a still moderately hot 24.8°C (76.6°F), indicating a slight variation from April's 24.1°C (75.4°F). Sao Filipe's average nighttime temperature in May modestly descends to a pleasant 22.2°C (72°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May in Sao Filipe is 77%.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall in Sao Filipe are January, March and May Rain falls for 1.3 days and accumulates 1mm (0.04") of rain.

Sea temperature

In Sao Filipe, the average seawater temperature in May is 24°C (75.2°F).
Note: Considering one's resistance to cold, elements like sunshine, wind, and the prevailing temperature matter when taking a swim in 24°C (75.2°F) waters. (For comparison, the Olympic swimming standard is set between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

In Sao Filipe, the average length of the day in May is 12h and 49min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:14 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of May, in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 19:04 -01.

Sunshine

With an average of 9.9h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, are January through July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 6 during May translates into the following directions:
Elude overexposure. Fair-skinned people could get burnt in less than 20 minutes. Stay in the shade and limit sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most potent. Keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not offer full protection. On sunny days, it's ideal to wear sunglasses that filter out UVA and UVB rays. Warning! Reflective surfaces like sand and water amplify the Sun's UV radiation.
Updated: Jan 26, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What are May temperatures in Sao Filipe?

The high-temperature, in May, in Sao Filipe, is 24.8°C (76.6°F), while the low-temperature averages to 22.2°C (72°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Sao Filipe?

The average relative humidity in May in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, is 77%.

What is the driest month in Sao Filipe?

January, March and May are months with the least rain in Sao Filipe when the rain falls for 1.3 days and typically aggregates up to 1mm (0.04") of rain.

How many days does it rain in May in Sao Filipe?

In Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, in May, it is raining for 1.3 days, with typically 1mm (0.04") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Sao Filipe?

In Sao Filipe, in May, the average water temperature is 24°C (75.2°F). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 24°C (75.2°F) water may be enjoyable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Sao Filipe?

In May, the average day length in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, is 12h and 49min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Sao Filipe?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:14 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of the month, in Sao Filipe, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 19:04 -01.

What month has the most sunshine in Sao Filipe?

With an average of 9.9h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde.

How many hours of sunshine does Sao Filipe have in May?

In Sao Filipe, the average sunshine duration in May is 9.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe?

The months with the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe are January through July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sao Filipe?

In Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average temperature in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in May: 24.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (28.4°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are February and March (23.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.2°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are September and October (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (20.9°C).

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Average pressure in May
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Average pressure in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average pressure in May: 1014.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1012.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
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Average wind speed in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average wind speed in May: 22.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (25.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (14km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average humidity in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, July, August and September (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average rainfall in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in May: 1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (57mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March and May (1mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average rainfall days in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (14 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (0.7 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
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Average sea temperature in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in May: 24°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (23°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average sunshine days in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average sunshine days in May: 29.3 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and May (29.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (12.5 days).

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Average UV index in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average UV index in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
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Average cloud cover in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average cloud cover in May: 13

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 13).

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Average visibility in May
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average visibility in May - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

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