Cairo
Egypt
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Cairo, Egypt

The city of Cairo, Egypt, viewed from atop the Amir al-Maridani mosque
The city of Cairo, Egypt, viewed from atop the Amir al-Maridani mosque
May, the last month of the spring, in Cairo, is a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 32°C (89.6°F) and an average low of 17.7°C (63.9°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a moderately hot 28.3°C (82.9°F) in April, to a hot 32°C (89.6°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 17.7°C (63.9°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 46%, May is the least humid month in Cairo, Egypt.

Rainfall

In Cairo, it is raining for 0.5 days, with typically 0.5mm (0") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 14.2 rainfall days, and 24.7mm (1") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Cairo, the average length of the day in May is 13.7h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Cairo is 10.5h.

UV index

In Cairo, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 10 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the temperature in May in Cairo?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 32°C (89.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 17.7°C (63.9°F).

What is the least humid month in Cairo?

The least humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 46%.

What is the average humidity in May in Cairo?

The average relative humidity in May is 46%.

How many days does it rain in May in Cairo?

In Cairo, Egypt, in May, during 0.5 rainfall days, 0.5mm (0") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Cairo have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Cairo, Egypt, is 13.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Cairo?

In May, the average sunshine in Cairo is 10.5h.

How high is the UV index in May in Cairo?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average high temperature in May: 32°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (34.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 17.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9°C).

Average humidity in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average humidity in May: 46%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August, November and December (61%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (46%).

Average rainfall in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (5.9mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (3.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.5h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.4h).

Average UV index in May - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average UV index in May: 10

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).