May weather forecast
Negril, Jamaica

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Trees and rocks on a beautiful lagoon in Negril, Jamaica, with a clear seascape of the vast waters
Trees and rocks on a beautiful lagoon in Negril, Jamaica, with a clear seascape of the vast waters

Weather in May

May, in Negril signals the commencement of the wet season, with heightened rainfall coupled with nearly steady temperature patterns. The rainfall drastically towers to 271mm (10.67") throughout 11 days, making it the month with the second highest rainfall in the year. Despite this, the sea temperature heightens, drawing in both local and visiting swimming enthusiasts. The daylight hours peak at 13 hours, while the UV Index continues to pose a high risk of sunburn. June will concurrently maintain the high precipitation trend but with an added bonus of peak sea temperatures for the year.

Temperature

With May's arrival, Negril, Jamaica, notes an average high-temperature of a still tropical 33°C (91.4°F), maintaining the same temperature as the preceding month. During May, the average low-temperature is a warm 26°C (78.8°F).

Rainfall

In May, in Negril, the rain falls for 11 days. Throughout May, 271mm (10.67") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Negril, Jamaica, there are 127 rainfall days, and 1973mm (77.68") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Negril, in May, the average water temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: Swimming, diving, and other water-related activities in temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered highly enjoyable and satisfying for longer durations without uneasiness.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Negril is 13h and 0min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:34. On the last day of May, in Negril, sunrise is at 05:36 and sunset at 18:45 EST.

Sunshine

In Negril, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Negril are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The maximum UV index of 12 during May leads to these instructions:
Carry out all vital precautions. Protection from sun exposure is a must. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a time when UV radiation is at its strongest, and remember that parasols or canopies do not offer full protection. For effective sun eye protection, rely on sunglasses certified for UVA and UVB resistance. Broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen must be generously applied and reapplied every two hours or post any outdoor activity or swim. Warning! The Sun's UV rays intensify with reflections from sand and water.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Negril in May?

The high-temperature, in May, in Negril, records 33°C (91.4°F), while the low-temperature is 26°C (78.8°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Negril?

In Negril, Jamaica, in May, during 11 rainfall days, 271mm (10.67") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Negril?

In May, the average sea temperature in Negril, Jamaica, is 28.3°C (82.9°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Negril have in May?

In May, the average day length in Negril, Jamaica, is 13h and 0min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Negril?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:34. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:36 and sunset at 18:45 EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Negril have in May?

In Negril, the average sunshine duration in May is 7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Negril?

The months with the highest UV index in Negril are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in May in Negril?

In Negril, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average temperature in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in May: 33°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July, August and September (34°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (32°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 26°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are May, June, July, August, September and October (26°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (23°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average rainfall in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in May: 271mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (58mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The months with the least rainy days are February and March (6 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.3°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (29.8°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (26.9°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are February, March, April, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with the least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average UV index in May
Negril, Jamaica

Average UV index in May - Negril, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in May: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).

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