May weather forecast
Nairobi, Kenya

A small lake in Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya
A small lake in Uhuru Park within the city of Nairobi, Kenya

Weather in May

May, the last month of the autumn in Nairobi, is also an agreeable month, with an average temperature ranging between max 22.9°C (73.2°F) and min 14.2°C (57.6°F).

Temperature

In Nairobi, the average high-temperature in May is relatively the same as in April - a pleasant 22.9°C (73.2°F). In Nairobi, in May, the average low-temperature is 14.2°C (57.6°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 84%, May is the most humid month in Nairobi.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 27.7 days. Throughout May, 83mm (3.27") of precipitation is 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 12h and 4min.
On the first day of May in Nairobi, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 18:31. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:28 and sunset at 18:31 EAT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Nairobi?

With an average relative humidity of 84%, May is the most humid month in Nairobi, Kenya.

What is the average humidity in May in Nairobi?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Nairobi?

In Nairobi, during May, the rain falls for 27.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 83mm (3.27") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Nairobi have in May?

In May, the average day length in Nairobi, Kenya, is 12h and 4min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Nairobi?

On the first day of May in Nairobi, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 18:31. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:28 and sunset at 18:31 EAT.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nairobi?

The 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 duration in Nairobi is 8.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Nairobi?

The months with the lowest UV index in Nairobi, Kenya, are January through August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

How high is the UV index in May in Nairobi?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Nairobi, Kenya, is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Nairobi, Kenya

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).

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Average pressure in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average pressure in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1016.8mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1013.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average wind speed in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average wind speed in May: 7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (11.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is June (6.1km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Nairobi, Kenya

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Nairobi, Kenya

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 least rainfall) is January (28mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Nairobi, Kenya

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 least rainy days is January (12.3 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 3min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

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

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Average sunshine days in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average sunshine days in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average sunshine days in May: 2.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (15.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (1.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Nairobi, Kenya

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).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average cloud cover in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average cloud cover in May: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 54).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in May
Nairobi, Kenya

Average visibility in May - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Average visibility in May: 7km

The months with the highest visibility are September and October (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are April and May (7km).

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