Medellin
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Medellin, Colombia

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Medellin, Colombia, with average temperature ranging between min 17.3°C (63.1°F) and max 27.4°C (81.3°F).

Temperature

In Medellin, Colombia, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a still moderately hot 27.4°C (81.3°F). In Medellin, Colombia, in May, the average low-temperature is 17.3°C (63.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at 29.7°C (85.5°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Medellin is 71%.

Rainfall

In May, in Medellin, Colombia, the rain falls for 24 days. Throughout May, 199.5mm (7.9") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Medellin, there are 224 rainfall days, and 1672.9mm (65.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Medellin, Colombia, is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In Medellin, the average sunshine in May is 4.5h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Medellin. Months with the lowest UV index in Medellin are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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.

What is the temperature in May in Medellin?

In May, in Medellin, the average high-temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 17.3°C (63.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in May is estimated at 29.7°C (85.5°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Medellin?

In May, the average relative humidity is 71%.

How much does it rain in Medellin in May?

In Medellin, Colombia, during May, the rain falls for 24 days and regularly aggregates up to 199.5mm (7.9") of precipitation.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Medellin is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Medellin?

In May, the average sunshine in Medellin is 4.5h.

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

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Medellin.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Medellin?

Months with the lowest UV index in Medellin, Colombia, are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Medellin?

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 - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (26.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 17.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (17.4°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and September (16.5°C).

Average humidity in May - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (63%).

Average rainfall in May - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in May: 199.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (221mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (61.4mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 24 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (25 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (12 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 4.5h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6.6h).
Months with least sunshine are April and October (Average sunshine: 4.3).

Average UV index in May - Medellin, Colombia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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