Accra
Ghana
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Accra, Ghana

The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
May, the last month of the spring, in Accra, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31°C (87.8°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

January through May, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are the warmest months.

Rainfall

In Accra, in May, it is raining for 9 days, with typically 142mm (5.6") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Accra, there are 54 rainfall days, and 725mm (28.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

May is the month with the warmest seawater in Accra, with an average sea temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°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.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in Accra are May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Accra, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Accra. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the warmest months in Accra?

January through May, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are warmest months.

What is the temperature in May in Accra?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Accra, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in Accra in May?

In Accra, Ghana, during May, the rain falls for 9 days and regularly aggregates up to 142mm (5.6") of precipitation.

What month is the sea warmest in Accra?

May is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Accra?

In Accra, in May, the average water temperature is 28.6°C (83.5°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

When are the longest days in Accra?

May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight, are months with the longest days.

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

The average length of the day in May in Accra, Ghana, is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Accra?

In Accra, Ghana, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Accra?

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Accra.

What is the UV index reading in May in Accra?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Accra is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (27°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February, March, April, May, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (22°C).

Average rainfall in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall in May: 142mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (178mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January and August (15mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (1 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (28.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (23.6°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
Months with least sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Accra, Ghana
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).