Nairobi
Kenya
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Nairobi, Kenya

A small lake in the Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya, with a distant view of the city skyscrapers
A small lake in the Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya, with a distant view of the city skyscrapers
May, the last month of the autumn, in Nairobi, is also an agreeable month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 14.2°C (57.6°F) and an average high of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Temperature

In Nairobi, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - an agreeable 22.9°C (73.2°F). The average low-temperature, in Nairobi, is 14.2°C (57.6°F).

Humidity

May is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

Rainfall

In Nairobi, during 27.7 rainfall days, 83mm (3.27") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Nairobi, during the entire year, the rain falls for 241.5 days and collects up to 676mm (26.61") of precipitation.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

April and May, with an average of 8.5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Nairobi.

UV index

January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Nairobi, Kenya. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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.

What is the temperature in May in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, in May, the average high-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 14.2°C (57.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Nairobi?

May is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

What is the average humidity in May in Nairobi?

In May, the average relative humidity in Nairobi, Kenya, is 84%.

How much does it rain in Nairobi in May?

In May, the rain falls for 27.7 days. Throughout May, 83mm (3.27") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Nairobi have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Nairobi is 12.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nairobi?

Months with the least sunshine in Nairobi are April and May, with an average of 8.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Nairobi have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Nairobi, Kenya, is 8.5h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Nairobi?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

What is the UV index reading in May in Nairobi?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Nairobi, Kenya, is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average high temperature in May: 22.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (27°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (22.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 14.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (15.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (12.7°C).

Average humidity in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average humidity in May: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (65%).

Average rainfall in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall in May: 83mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (125mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (28mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average rainfall days in May: 27.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (27.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (12.3 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average daylight in May: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, February, November and December (Average daylight: 12.2h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

Months with most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with least sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 8.5).

Average UV index in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The month with the highest UV index is September (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (UV index 5).