May weather forecast and climate
Buenaventura, Colombia

May, the last month of the spring, in Buenaventura, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 28.7°C (83.7°F) and min 23°C (73.4°F).

Temperature

In Buenaventura, Colombia, the average high-temperature remains the same as in April - a still moderately hot 28.7°C (83.7°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 23°C (73.4°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a sweltering 35.6°C (96.1°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy 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 calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, clothing, wind, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

April, May, September through December, with an average relative humidity of 88%, are most humid months in Buenaventura.

Rainfall

In Buenaventura, in May, during 27.6 rainfall days, 247mm (9.72") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Buenaventura, during the entire year, the rain falls for 337.3 days and collects up to 2750mm (108.27") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

May is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 28.2°C (82.8°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

May through July, with an average of 12.3h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Buenaventura.

Sunshine

With an average of 7.3h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year.

UV index

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Buenaventura?

In Buenaventura, Colombia, in May, the average high-temperature is 28.7°C (83.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is estimated at 35.6°C (96.1°F).

What is the most humid month in Buenaventura?

Months with the highest humidity are April, May, September through December, with an average relative humidity of 88%.

What is the average humidity in May in Buenaventura?

The average relative humidity in May in Buenaventura, Colombia, is 88%.

How many days does it rain in May in Buenaventura?

In Buenaventura, in May, it is raining for 27.6 days, with typically 247mm (9.72") of accumulated precipitation.

When is the sea warmest in Buenaventura?

With an average sea temperature of 28.2°C (82.8°F), May is the month with the warmest seawater in Buenaventura.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Buenaventura?

In Buenaventura, Colombia, in May, the average water temperature is 28.2°C (82.8°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

When are the longest days in Buenaventura?

Months with the longest days in Buenaventura, Colombia, are May through July, with an average of 12.3h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Buenaventura have in May?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Buenaventura?

The month with the most sunshine in Buenaventura, Colombia, is May, with an average of 7.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Buenaventura?

The average sunshine in May is 7.3h.

When is the highest UV index in Buenaventura?

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Buenaventura.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Buenaventura?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Buenaventura, Colombia, is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in May: 28.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (29.1°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are October, November and December (27.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (23.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is October (22.4°C).

Average pressure in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average pressure in May: 1011.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1011mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.1km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and December (6km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are April and May (5.1km/h).

Average humidity in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average humidity in May: 88%

Months with the highest relative humidity are April, May, September, October, November and December (88%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, February and March (86%).

Average rainfall in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in May: 247mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (309mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (126mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 27.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (30.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (25.3 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (28.2°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, November and December (26.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.3h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.3h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.3h).
Months with the least sunshine are August and December (Average sunshine: 4.9).

Average sunshine days in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average sunshine days in May: 2.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (4.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (0.3 days).

Average UV index in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

Average cloud cover in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average cloud cover in May: 61

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 69).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 56).

Average visibility in May - Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Average visibility in May: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (8km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (8km).