Tripoli
Libya
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Tripoli, Libya

A perfect shot of the ruins of the archaeological site of Leptis Magna Roman, in Tripoli, Libya
A perfect shot of the ruins of the archaeological site of Leptis Magna Roman, in Tripoli, Libya
May, the last month of the spring, in Tripoli, is another warm month, with average temperature ranging between max 29°C (84.2°F) and min 17°C (62.6°F).

Temperature

In Tripoli, Libya, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a moderately hot 25°C (77°F) in April, to a still warm 29°C (84.2°F). The average low-temperature, in Tripoli, is 17°C (62.6°F).

Rainfall

In Tripoli, during May, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 3mm (0.1") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Tripoli, there are 43 rainfall days, and 288mm (11.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Tripoli, the average seawater temperature is 19°C (66.2°F). Swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In Tripoli, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 10 translate into the following recommendations:
Take special precautions, as unprotected skin can be damaged and can burn quickly. 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 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. Prolonged stay under the direct sun should be avoided as much as possible, especially if a person burns easily. Sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should always be used.

What is the temperature in May in Tripoli?

In May, in Tripoli, Libya, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 17°C (62.6°F).

How much does it rain in Tripoli in May?

In Tripoli, during May, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 3mm (0.1") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in May in Tripoli?

In Tripoli, the average seawater temperature in May is 19°C (66.2°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

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

In May, the average length of the day in Tripoli is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Tripoli have in May?

In Tripoli, Libya, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Tripoli?

In Tripoli, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average high temperature in May: 29°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (34°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (17°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 17°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (22°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (8°C).

Average rainfall in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average rainfall in May: 3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (65mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average rainfall days in May: 2 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and December (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (16°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in May - Tripoli, Libya
  • Average UV index in May: 10

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).