May weather forecast
New Kingston, Jamaica

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in New Kingston, is another warm month, with an average temperature varying between 28.7°C (83.7°F) and 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Temperature

In New Kingston, Jamaica, the average high-temperature in May remains the same as in April - a still warm 28.7°C (83.7°F). The average low-temperature, is 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is appraised at a tropical 34.1°C (93.4°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like wind, metabolic differences, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in New Kingston is 81%.

Rainfall

In New Kingston, it is raining for 27.5 days, with typically 154mm (6.06") of accumulated precipitation. In New Kingston, Jamaica, during the entire year, the rain falls for 310.9 days and collects up to 1286mm (50.63") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In New Kingston, in May, the average water temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 12h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:40 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of May, in New Kingston, sunrise is at 05:30 and sunset at 18:38 EST.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in New Kingston, Jamaica, is 10.1h.

UV index

January through May, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in New Kingston?

In May, in New Kingston, Jamaica, the average high-temperature is 28.7°C (83.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in May is appraised at 34.1°C (93.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, the average relative humidity in May is 81%.

How much does it rain in New Kingston in May?

In May, in New Kingston, Jamaica, the rain falls for 27.5 days. Throughout May, 154mm (6.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, the average seawater temperature in May is 28.1°C (82.6°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 New Kingston have in May?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, the average day length in May is 12h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in New Kingston?

On the first day of May in New Kingston, Jamaica, sunrise is at 05:40 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:30 and sunset at 18:38 EST.

How long on average sun shines in May in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, the average sunshine duration in May is 10.1h.

When is the lowest UV index in New Kingston?

The months with the lowest UV index in New Kingston, Jamaica, are January through May, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

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

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in New Kingston is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average temperature in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in May: 28.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (27.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

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Average pressure in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average pressure in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average pressure in May: 1013.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average wind speed in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (12.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (8.6km/h).

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Average humidity in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average humidity in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in May: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (78%).

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Average rainfall in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in May: 154mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (184mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (44mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in May: 27.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (28.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (22.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.1h

The months with the most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average sunshine days in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sunshine days in May: 1.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (3.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (0.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average UV index in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August, September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average cloud cover in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average cloud cover in May: 38

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average visibility in May - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are May, August, September and October (9km).

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