May weather forecast
Petra, Jordan

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The majestic Ad Deir Monastery, in Petra, Jordan, viewed from inside a cave
The majestic Ad Deir Monastery, in Petra, Jordan, viewed from inside a cave

Weather in May

Come May, the city of Petra wholeheartedly embraces the summer, characterized by a significant leap in temperatures. The mercury in thermometers readily displays digits from 13°C to 28°C, indicative of the substantial warmth settling in. Petra's sun-drenched landscapes offer an enchanting vista to visitors, making it a photographer’s paradise. The occurrence of rainfall becomes an extreme rarity, with just 3mm logged this month. Daylight reaches its grandeur, marking the longest daylight durations of the year.

Temperature

The start of May in Petra is characterized by a subtle increase in the average high-temperature, transitioning from a warm 24°C in April to a still moderately hot 28°C. Petra reports a steady low-temperature average of 13°C throughout May, revealing a large deviation from the daytime high.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains. During 1 rainfall days, in May, Petra aggregates 3mm of precipitation. In Petra, during the entire year, the rain falls for 22 days and collects up to 86mm of precipitation.

Daylight

In Petra, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 41min.
On the first day of May in Petra, sunrise is at 05:55 and sunset at 19:15. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:37 and sunset at 19:34 +03.

Sunshine

In Petra, the average sunshine in May is 11h.

UV index

In Petra, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 11 during May translates into the following recommendations:
Ensure every crucial precaution is taken. Individuals with light skin could experience burns in under 5 minutes. Remember that the sun's UV radiation is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Make an effort to avoid direct sun exposure during these hours. In bright sunlight, prioritize sunglasses that grant protection from UVA and UVB radiation. Before stepping out, consider using a sunscreen with 30 SPF or more. Especially if you're one to burn easily, avoid prolonged sun exposure.
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FAQ

How hot is May in Petra?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Petra, is 28°C, while the average low-temperature is 13°C.

What is the last month it rains in Petra?

May is the last month it rains in Petra. During 1 rainfall days, in May, Petra aggregates 3mm of precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in May in Petra?

In Petra, the average day length in May is 13h and 41min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Petra?

On the first day of May in Petra, sunrise is at 05:55 and sunset at 19:15. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:37 and sunset at 19:34 +03.

How many hours of sunshine does Petra have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration is 11h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Petra?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Petra is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Petra, Jordan

Average temperature in May - Petra, Jordan
  • Average high temperature in May: 28°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (33°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (13°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 13°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (17°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Petra, Jordan

Average rainfall in May - Petra, Jordan
  • Average rainfall in May: 3mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and February (17mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Petra, Jordan

Average rainfall days in May - Petra, Jordan
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (5 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Petra, Jordan

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Petra, Jordan
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 13h).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 7h).

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Average UV index in May
Petra, Jordan

Average UV index in May - Petra, Jordan
  • Average UV index in May: 11

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).

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