May weather forecast
Zomba, Malawi

englishespañol中文
Share

Weather in May

May in Zomba, Malawi brings a noticeable shift in the weather pattern with the onset of the dry season. There is a marked drop in temperatures as the region transitions from April, and rainfall recedes significantly, setting the pace for the arid months forward. The decrease in temperature creates ideal conditions for visitors and locals, while the minimal rain allows for uninterrupted exploration of the city's offerings. An increased percentage of sunny days along with longer periods of sunshine becomes a prominent feature of the month. The UV index during May stands at 5, which is relatively moderate compared to other months.

Temperature

As Zomba, Malawi, transitions from April to May, the average high-temperatures adjust to a still warm 26.1°C (79°F), nearly the same as the previous 26.5°C (79.7°F). Zomba experiences a mean temperature of 14.7°C (58.5°F) during May nights.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Zomba, Malawi, in May, during 7.2 rainfall days, 8mm (0.31") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 169.2 rainfall days, and 1057mm (41.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Zomba, Malawi, the average length of the day in May is 11h and 24min.
On the first day of May in Zomba, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 17:22. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:58 and sunset at 17:14 CAT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May in Zomba, Malawi, is 8.9h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 5 during May translates into the following recommendations:
Exercise caution. The susceptibility of light skin individuals to burns is less than 30 minutes. The midday Sun can be harmful due to its potent UV radiation; seek shade and reduce exposure. Sunglasses that ward off UVA and UVB rays play a pivotal role in reducing solar eye damage.
[Resources]

Frequently asked questions

What are May temperatures in Zomba?

Zomba in May has an average high-temperature of 26.1°C (79°F) and an average low-temperature of 14.7°C (58.5°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is appraised at 32°C (89.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Zomba?

In May, the average relative humidity in Zomba, Malawi, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Zomba?

In Zomba, Malawi, during May, the rain falls for 7.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 8mm (0.31") of precipitation.

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

In Zomba, Malawi, the average day length in May is 11h and 24min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Zomba?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 17:22. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:58 and sunset at 17:14 CAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Zomba have in May?

In Zomba, the average sunshine duration in May is 8.9h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Zomba are May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

How high is the UV index in May in Zomba?

In Zomba, Malawi, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average sunshine days
Average UV index
Average cloud cover
Average visibility

Average temperature in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average temperature in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average high temperature in May: 26.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 14.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (21.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is June (13.1°C).

[Resources]

Average pressure in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average pressure in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average pressure in May: 1018.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1021.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.8mbar).

[Resources]

Average wind speed in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average wind speed in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (7.7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is February (4.9km/h).

[Resources]

Average humidity in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average humidity in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and March (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (44%).

[Resources]

Average rainfall in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average rainfall in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average rainfall in May: 8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (283mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are August and September (3mm).

[Resources]

Average rainfall days in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average rainfall days in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average rainfall days in May: 7.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (3.4 days).

[Resources]

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average daylight in May: 11h and 2min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 48min).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average sunshine days in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average sunshine days in May: 18.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (25.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (2 days).

[Resources]

Average UV index in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average UV index in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The months with the highest UV index are September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 5).

[Resources]

Average cloud cover in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average cloud cover in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 54).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 14).

[Resources]

Average visibility in May
Zomba, Malawi

Average visibility in May - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average visibility in May: 8km

The months with the highest visibility are August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and April (7km).

[Resources]

Zomba, Malawi

Weather forecast for your location

1. Click Locate me button
2. Allow the app to use your location