Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of Congo
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo viewed from above
Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo viewed from above
The last month of the autumn, May, is another hot month in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, with average temperature varying between 31°C (87.8°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).

Temperature

In Kinshasa, the average high-temperature in May is practically the same as in April - a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Kinshasa, is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

In Kinshasa, during May, the rain falls for 12 days and regularly aggregates up to 159mm (6.3") of precipitation. In Kinshasa, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111 days and collects up to 1358mm (53.5") of precipitation.

Daylight

May through July, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Kinshasa.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Kinshasa are February through May, August, October and November, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

UV index

In Kinshasa, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 Kinshasa?

In May, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Kinshasa?

In May, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout May, 159mm (6.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kinshasa?

May through July, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

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

The average length of the day in May in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is 11.9h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Kinshasa?

Months with the most sunshine in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, are February through May, August, October and November, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Kinshasa?

The average sunshine in May is 5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (32°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (27°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February, March, April, May and November (22°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (18°C).

Average rainfall in May - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall in May: 159mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (222mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are April and November (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average daylight in May: 11.9h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5h

Months with most sunshine are February, March, April, May, August, October and November (Average sunshine: 5h).
Months with least sunshine are January, June, July, September and December (Average sunshine: 4).

Average UV index in May - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average UV index in May: 11

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).