May weather forecast
Tarkwa, Ghana

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Tarkwa, Ghana, with temperature in the range of an average high of 32°C (89.6°F) and an average low of 23.9°C (75°F).

Temperature

In Tarkwa, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a still tropical 32°C (89.6°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at a life-threatening hot 45.7°C (114.3°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Tarkwa, the average relative humidity in May is 83%.

Rainfall

In Tarkwa, Ghana, it is raining for 29.4 days, with typically 163mm (6.42") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Tarkwa, there are 325.1 rainfall days, and 1485mm (58.46") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Tarkwa is 12h and 22min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:55 and sunset at 18:14. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 05:53 and sunset at 18:17 GMT.

Sunshine

In Tarkwa, the average sunshine in May is 8.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Tarkwa is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Tarkwa?

In May, in Tarkwa, the average high-temperature is 32°C (89.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 45.7°C (114.3°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Tarkwa?

In Tarkwa, the average relative humidity in May is 83%.

How many days does it rain in May in Tarkwa?

In Tarkwa, during May, the rain falls for 29.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 163mm (6.42") of precipitation.

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

The average day length in May is 12h and 22min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Tarkwa?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:55 and sunset at 18:14. On the last day of the month, in Tarkwa, Ghana, sunrise is at 05:53 and sunset at 18:17 GMT.

How many hours of sunshine does Tarkwa have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Tarkwa is 8.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Tarkwa?

In Tarkwa, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average temperature in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average high temperature in May: 32°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (34.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (28.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.9°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (24.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (21.8°C).

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Average pressure in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average pressure in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average pressure in May: 1011.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1010mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average wind speed in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is December (5.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average humidity in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average humidity in May: 83%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average rainfall in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average rainfall in May: 163mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (202mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (53mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average rainfall days in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average rainfall days in May: 29.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (30.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (20.2 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 22min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 26min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 49min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average sunshine days in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average sunshine days in May: 1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (9.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (0.1 days).

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Average UV index in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average UV index in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, October, November and December (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average cloud cover in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average cloud cover in May: 47

The month with the most cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 79).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Tarkwa, Ghana

Average visibility in May - Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Average visibility in May: 7km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (8km).
The month with the lowest visibility is September (5km).

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