May weather forecast
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in El Quetzal, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 31.5°C (88.7°F) and min 22.7°C (72.9°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still hot 31.5°C (88.7°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 22.7°C (72.9°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at a torrid 39.3°C (102.7°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 'real feel', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy), 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. 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 El Quetzal, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

Rainfall

May is the month with the most rainfall in El Quetzal, Guatemala. Rain falls for 26.8 days and accumulates 261mm (10.28") of precipitation.

Daylight

In El Quetzal, Guatemala, the average length of the day is 12.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 11.2h.

UV index

January, May, June, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in El Quetzal?

In El Quetzal, in May, the average high-temperature is 31.5°C (88.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.7°C (72.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in May is estimated at 39.3°C (102.7°F).

What is the average humidity in May in El Quetzal?

In El Quetzal, Guatemala, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

What is the wettest month in El Quetzal?

May is the month with the most rainfall in El Quetzal. Rain falls for 26.8 days and accumulates 261mm (10.28") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in El Quetzal?

In El Quetzal, during May, the rain falls for 26.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 261mm (10.28") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does El Quetzal have in May?

In El Quetzal, Guatemala, the average length of the day in May is 12.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in El Quetzal?

In May, the average sunshine in El Quetzal, Guatemala, is 11.2h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in El Quetzal?

January, May, June, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in May in El Quetzal?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average temperature in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average high temperature in May: 31.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (29.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (22.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (19.5°C).

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Average pressure in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average pressure in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average pressure in May: 1012.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1014.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1012mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average wind speed in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.7km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are May, June, September and October (5.5km/h).

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Average humidity in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average humidity in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, February and March (59%).

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Average rainfall in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average rainfall in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average rainfall in May: 261mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (261mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (11mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average rainfall days in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average rainfall days in May: 26.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (27.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average daylight in May: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 7.5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average sunshine days in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average sunshine days in May: 2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (1.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average UV index in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, May, June, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average cloud cover in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average cloud cover in May: 32

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 34).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 11).

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Average visibility in May
El Quetzal, Guatemala

Average visibility in May - El Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (9km).

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