Bangui
Central African Republic
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Bangui, Central African Republic

A sandy and rocky river bank of The Bangui River in Bangui, Central African Republic, with trees up the hill
A sandy and rocky river bank of The Bangui River in Bangui, Central African Republic, with trees up the hill
May, the last month of the spring, in Bangui, is another tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 21.2°C (70.2°F) and an average high of 31.9°C (89.4°F).

Temperature

In Bangui, Central African Republic, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still tropical 31.9°C (89.4°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 21.2°C (70.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at a scorching 43.6°C (110.5°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
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 Bangui is 79%.

Rainfall

In May, in Bangui, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout May, 188mm (7.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 140 rainfall days, and 1545mm (60.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Bangui, the average length of the day in May is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In Bangui, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Bangui are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim.

What is the temperature in May in Bangui?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Bangui, Central African Republic, is 31.9°C (89.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.2°C (70.2°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 43.6°C (110.5°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Bangui?

The average relative humidity in May in Bangui, Central African Republic, is 79%.

How many days does it rain in May in Bangui?

In Bangui, Central African Republic, in May, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 188mm (7.4") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Bangui have in May?

In Bangui, Central African Republic, the average length of the day in May is 12.3h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Bangui?

In Bangui, Central African Republic, the average sunshine in May is 6h.

When is the highest UV index in Bangui?

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Bangui?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Bangui, Central African Republic, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average high temperature in May: 31.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (34°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (29.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 21.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (21.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (18.8°C).

Average humidity in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are February and December (69.5%).

Average rainfall in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average rainfall in May: 188mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (226mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is December (5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and October (19 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (2 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average daylight in May: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6h

Months with most sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7h).
Months with least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 4).

Average UV index in May - Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).