Puducherry
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Puducherry, India

The last month of the pre-monsoon summer, May, is a very hot month in Puducherry, India, with average temperature varying between 37°C (98.6°F) and 27°C (80.6°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F) and only 2 rainfall days, with 43mm (1.7") of accumulated rainfall, make May the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

The warmest months in Puducherry are May and June, with an average high-temperature of 37°C (98.6°F).

Rainfall

In Puducherry, during May, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 43mm (1.7") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Puducherry, India, there are 47 rainfall days, and 1240mm (48.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

April and May, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Puducherry.
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Puducherry, the average length of the day in May is 12.7h.

Sunshine

In Puducherry, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

UV index

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Puducherry. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What are the warmest months in Puducherry?

Warmest months in Puducherry are May and June, with an average high-temperature of 37°C (98.6°F).

What is the temperature in May in Puducherry?

In May, the average high-temperature is 37°C (98.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).

How much does it rain in Puducherry in May?

In May, in Puducherry, India, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout May, 43mm (1.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the sea warmest in Puducherry?

April and May, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Puducherry, India.

What is the water temperature in May in Puducherry?

In Puducherry, India, in May, the average water temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Puducherry have in May?

In Puducherry, the average length of the day in May is 12.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does Puducherry have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Puducherry, India, is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Puducherry?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Puducherry, India.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Puducherry?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Puducherry, India, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average high temperature in May: 37°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are May and June (37°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 27°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (27°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20°C).

Average rainfall in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average rainfall in May: 43mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (300mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (9mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average rainfall days in May: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.8°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are April and May (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (26.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average daylight in May: 12.7h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

Months with most sunshine are February, March and April (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are June, July, August, September, October and November (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in May - Puducherry, India
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).