May weather forecast
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Weather in May

May, the last month of the autumn, in Port-aux-Français, is another chilly month, with average temperature ranging between max 6.6°C (43.9°F) and min 0.9°C (33.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a still frosty 6.6°C (43.9°F). In Port-aux-Français, in May, the average low-temperature is 0.9°C (33.6°F).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is May when the rain falls for 14 days and typically aggregates up to 69mm (2.72") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January, March through December are months with snowfall in Port-aux-Français. In Port-aux-Français, during May, snow falls for 6 days. In Port-aux-Français, during the entire year, snow falls for 79 days.

Sea temperature

In Port-aux-Français, the average seawater temperature in May is 4°C (39.2°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Port-aux-Français, the average length of the day in May is 9h.

Sunshine

In Port-aux-Français, the average sunshine in May is 3h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in May transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the wettest month in Port-aux-Français?

The month with the most rainfall is May when the rain falls for 14 days and typically aggregates up to 69mm (2.72") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Port-aux-Français?

In Port-aux-Français, in May, during 14 rainfall days, 69mm (2.72") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in May in Port-aux-Français?

In May, in Port-aux-Français, snow falls for 6 days.

What is the water temperature in May in Port-aux-Français?

In Port-aux-Français, the average seawater temperature in May is 4°C (39.2°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Port-aux-Français have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, is 9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Port-aux-Français have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, is 3h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Port-aux-Français?

Months with the lowest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in May in Port-aux-Français?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average temperature in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average high temperature in May: 6.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (11.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (4.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 0.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (4.3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (-0.8°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average rainfall in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average rainfall in May: 69mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (69mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (45.5mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average rainfall days in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March, April and December (16 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (12 days).

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Average snowfall days in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average snowfall days in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average snowfall days in May: 6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is August (13 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is February (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average sea temperature in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average sea temperature in May: 4°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February and March (5°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September and October (2°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average daylight in May: 9h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 3h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 2.4h).

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Average UV index in May
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average UV index in May - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average UV index in May: 1

Months with the highest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 1).

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