May weather forecast
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

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Weather in May

May signifies the onset of summer in Santa Cruz del Norte. This month holds the first of the higher average temperatures, paving the way for the warmer months to follow. The average rainfall increases substantially during May, reaching up to 72mm (2.83"), with the number of rainy days also experiencing a noticeable boost. As temperature and humidity increase, tropical weather is fully demonstrated in the city. This month uncovers a more tropical facet of Cuba’s climate, typically characterised by warm days and a fairly commonplace of warm showers.

Temperature

May's onset in Santa Cruz del Norte brings an average high-temperature of a still tropical 30.8°C (87.4°F), showing a minute difference from April's 30.6°C (87.1°F). During May, Santa Cruz del Norte experiences a consistent low-temperature average of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a sweltering 38°C (100.4°F). Exercise more precautions, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are potential risks. Continuous activity could precipitate heatstroke.
The metrics for the heat index are tailored for both shady environments and light winds. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'feels like', is an indicator that blends the effects of temperature and humidity to depict perceived warmth. Elements such as metabolic variations, being pregnant, and physical activity can impact one's weather perception. You should know that direct sun exposure can heighten weather effects, potentially elevating the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are highly critical to babies and toddlers. Children frequently do not comprehend the need for rest and hydration. Thirst is an advanced stage of dehydration - staying hydrated, especially during extended physical exercises, is essential.
When faced with excessive heat, the human body begins to perspire, utilizing the cooling benefits of sweat evaporation. When air moisture content is high, the cooling process through evaporation is not as efficient, leading to an ineffective body cooling process and a feeling of overheating. Heat-related challenges, like dehydration, can be anticipated when body heat isn't managed effectively.

Humidity

In Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, the average relative humidity in May is 74%.

Rainfall

In Santa Cruz del Norte, in May, it is raining for 15.7 days, with typically 72mm (2.83") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, there are 170.1 rainfall days, and 533mm (20.98") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, the average seawater temperature in May is 27.7°C (81.9°F).
Note: Swimming, diving, and other water activities in the temperature range of 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and comfortable for prolonged durations.

Daylight

In Santa Cruz del Norte, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 16min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:53 and sunset at 19:55. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 20:09 CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz del Norte are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 7 in May converts into the following recommendations:
Follow precautions and abide by sun safety rules. Deterrence of sunburn is imperative. The Sun emits the most powerful UV radiation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sunlight during this period. Sun protection is enhanced with clothing that boasts a tight weave yet offers a loose fit. Be cautious! Sand and water surfaces make the Sun's UV rays more potent.
Updated: Jan 26, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Santa Cruz del Norte in May?

The high-temperature, in May, in Santa Cruz del Norte, records 30.8°C (87.4°F), while the low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

In Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, the average relative humidity in May is 74%.

How many days does it rain in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

In Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, in May, it is raining for 15.7 days, with typically 72mm (2.83") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

In May, the average sea temperature in Santa Cruz del Norte is 27.7°C (81.9°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The average day length in May in Santa Cruz del Norte is 13h and 16min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:53 and sunset at 19:55. On the last day of the month, in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 20:09 CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Cruz del Norte have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Santa Cruz del Norte is 10.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Santa Cruz del Norte?

April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in May in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average temperature in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.1°C).

Average pressure in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average pressure in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average pressure in May: 1014.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1013.1mbar).

Average wind speed in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average wind speed in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (11.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (8.5km/h).

Average humidity in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average humidity in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are September and October (81%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (70%).

Average rainfall in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average rainfall in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average rainfall in May: 72mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (77mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (21mm).

Average rainfall days in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average rainfall days in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (19 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (10.6 days).

Average sea temperature in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average sea temperature in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (24.9°C).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6h and 18min).

Average sunshine days in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average sunshine days in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (16.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (9.8 days).

Average UV index in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average UV index in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average UV index in May: 7

The months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 5).

Average cloud cover in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average cloud cover in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average cloud cover in May: 29

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 37).
The months with the least cloud cover are April and July (Cloud cover 25).

Average visibility in May
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average visibility in May - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are March, April, May and June (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

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