May weather forecast and climate
Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

A view of the seascape of the Deshaies Bay in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
A view of the seascape of the Deshaies Bay in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, with average temperature fluctuating between 27.9°C (82.2°F) and 26.2°C (79.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still warm 27.9°C (82.2°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 26.2°C (79.2°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a hot 31.4°C (88.5°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise 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.

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are May, July, August and November, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In Basse Terre, it is raining for 23.7 days, with typically 66mm (2.6") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Basse Terre, there are 261.2 rainfall days, and 839mm (33.03") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Basse Terre, the average length of the day is 12.9h.

Sunshine

In Basse Terre, the average sunshine is 9.8h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Basse Terre?

In May, in Basse Terre, the average high-temperature is 27.9°C (82.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 26.2°C (79.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is calculated to 31.4°C (88.5°F).

What are the most humid months in Basse Terre?

Months with the highest humidity in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, are May, July, August and November, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What is the average humidity in May in Basse Terre?

In Basse Terre, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

How much does it rain in Basse Terre in May?

In May, in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, the rain falls for 23.7 days. Throughout May, 66mm (2.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Basse Terre?

In Basse Terre, in May, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°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 average length of the day in May in Basse Terre?

In May, the average length of the day in Basse Terre is 12.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Basse Terre?

In May, the average sunshine in Basse Terre is 9.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Basse Terre?

Months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Basse Terre?

Months with the lowest UV index in Basse Terre are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in May in Basse Terre?

In Basse Terre, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (29.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is March (26.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 26.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (27.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (24.8°C).

Average pressure in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1016mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1012.3mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average wind speed in May: 22.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is July (24km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (18.1km/h).

Average humidity in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May, July, August and November (77%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, February and March (75%).

Average rainfall in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average rainfall in May: 66mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (119mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (31mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average rainfall days in May: 23.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (25.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is March (16.9 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average daylight in May: 12.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.8h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average sunshine days in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average sunshine days in May: 2.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (9.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.7 days).

Average UV index in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).

Average cloud cover in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average cloud cover in May: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 35).

Average visibility in May - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).