The merry month of May
to soaring temperatures, marking the height of the city's summer. Bracing the increasing humidity and heat becomes part of daily life as the city grapples with the mighty summer sun. As the month progresses, the rainfall pattern further escalates, complementing the escalating summer heat. Amassing an impressive 226mm (8.9"), rainfall in May is significantly higher than earlier months. Despite the extensive downpours, the city continues to bask in abundant sunshine, painting an ambience of radiant warmth.
Guwahati records an average high-temperature of a still hot 31°C (87.8°F) as May arrives, nearly mirroring the previous month's climate. In May, Guwahati encounters an average low-temperature of 22.4°C (72.3°F) during the night.
The heat index value during May is computed to be a torrid 39°C (102.2°F). Use additional protective measures, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible outcomes. Continuous activity might lead to heatstroke.
The heat index's values are generally associated with conditions in shade and light breezes. Direct sunshine exposure could raise heat index values by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'feels like', is an estimation of the warmth sensation when considering humidity levels. The influence of weather is personal, differing among a variety of individuals based on differences in body mass, stature, and the level of physical activity. Given the impact of direct sunlight, it's noteworthy that the felt temperature can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are extremely vital to babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it's vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
Humans rely on perspiration as a cooling mechanism, wherein the evaporating sweat counteracts excessive warmth. Increased relative humidity slows down evaporation, thereby decreasing the rate of heat removal from the body, culminating in a sensation of overheating. When the body's heat gain surpasses its removal capacity, body temperature starts to climb, leading to potential heat-related ailments.
In May, the average relative humidity in Guwahati is 75%.
In Guwahati, in May, during 15.1 rainfall days, 226mm (8.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Guwahati, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111.3 days and collects up to 1722mm (67.8") of precipitation.
In Guwahati, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 26min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 4:45 am and sunset at 5:54 pm. On the last day of May, in Guwahati, India
, sunrise is at 4:30 am and sunset at 6:10 pm IST.
In Guwahati, the average sunshine in May is 6.2h.