May weather forecast and climate
Virugambakkam, India

The last month of the pre-monsoon summer, May, is a torrid month in Virugambakkam, India, with average temperature varying between 29.4°C (84.9°F) and 36.8°C (98.2°F).

Temperature

May is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 36.8°C (98.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 29.4°C (84.9°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to a burning hot 52°C (125.6°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the 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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, pregnancy). 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. 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 Virugambakkam, the average relative humidity is 62%.

Rainfall

In Virugambakkam, India, during May, the rain falls for 6.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 21mm (0.83") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Virugambakkam, there are 169.2 rainfall days, and 825mm (32.48") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine is May, with an average of 11.8h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are April through July, with an average maximum UV index of 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 8 transform into the following instructions:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. 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.

What is the warmest month in Virugambakkam?

The warmest month is May, with an average high-temperature of 36.8°C (98.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 29.4°C (84.9°F).

What is the temperature in May in Virugambakkam?

In Virugambakkam, India, in May, the average high-temperature is 36.8°C (98.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 29.4°C (84.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is estimated at 52°C (125.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Virugambakkam?

The average relative humidity in May in Virugambakkam is 62%.

How much does it rain in Virugambakkam in May?

In Virugambakkam, India, during May, the rain falls for 6.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 21mm (0.83") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Virugambakkam have in May?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Virugambakkam?

With an average of 11.8h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Virugambakkam.

How long on average sun shines in May in Virugambakkam?

The average sunshine in May in Virugambakkam is 11.8h.

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

April through July, with an average maximum UV index of 8, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in May in Virugambakkam?

In Virugambakkam, India, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average high temperature in May: 36.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (36.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 29.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (29.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.6°C).

Average pressure in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average pressure in May: 1005.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1013.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1004.2mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average wind speed in May: 17.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is May (17.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (11.6km/h).

Average humidity in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average humidity in May: 62%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (58%).

Average rainfall in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average rainfall in May: 21mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (191mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (6mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (25 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.4 days).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.8h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.8h).
Months with the least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 6.2).

Average sunshine days in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average sunshine days in May: 21.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (25.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (3.5 days).

Average UV index in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average UV index in May: 8

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • Average cloud cover in May: 17

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 42).
Months with the least cloud cover are March and April (Cloud cover 13).

Average visibility in May - Virugambakkam, India
  • 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).