New Delhi
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
New Delhi, India

Palm trees and birds flying above the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, in New Delhi, India, under clear skies
Palm trees and birds flying above the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, in New Delhi, India, under clear skies
May, the last month of the pre-monsoon summer, in New Delhi, is a blistering month, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.8°C (85.6°F) and 42.3°C (108.1°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a torrid 38.2°C (100.8°F) in April, to a blistering 42.3°C (108.1°F). The average low-temperature, is 29.8°C (85.6°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 18%, May is the least humid month in New Delhi, India.

Rainfall

In New Delhi, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 7mm (0.28") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in New Delhi, there are 74.2 rainfall days, and 305mm (12.01") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 13.6h.

Sunshine

With an average of 12.1h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in New Delhi, India.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are April through June, with an average maximum UV index of 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 9 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the temperature in May in New Delhi?

The average high-temperature, in May, in New Delhi, India, is 42.3°C (108.1°F), while the average low-temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F).

What is the least humid month in New Delhi?

With an average relative humidity of 18%, May is the least humid month in New Delhi.

What is the average humidity in May in New Delhi?

In May, the average relative humidity in New Delhi, India, is 18%.

How many days does it rain in May in New Delhi?

In New Delhi, in May, during 4 rainfall days, 7mm (0.28") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does New Delhi have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in New Delhi is 13.6h.

What month has the most sunshine in New Delhi?

May has the most sunshine of the year in New Delhi, India, with an average of 12.1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does New Delhi have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 12.1h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in New Delhi?

April through June, with an average maximum UV index of 9, are months with the highest UV index in New Delhi.

How high is the UV index in May in New Delhi?

In New Delhi, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average high temperature in May: 42.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (42.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 29.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (32°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.2°C).

Average humidity in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average humidity in May: 18%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (62%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (18%).

Average rainfall in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average rainfall in May: 7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (86mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (2mm).

Average rainfall days in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (1.2 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average daylight in May: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 12.1h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 12.1h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

Average UV index in May - New Delhi, India
  • Average UV index in May: 9

Months with the highest UV index are April, May and June (UV index 9).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 4).