May weather forecast and climate
George Town, Malaysia

A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
May, the last month of the spring, in George Town, is another hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 24°C (75.2°F) and max 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

The average high-temperature, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 18 days. Throughout May, 240mm (9.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in George Town, there are 196 rainfall days, and 2460mm (96.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is May, with an average sea temperature of 30.5°C (86.9°F). The surface water temperatures above 30°C (86°F) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

Daylight

Months with the longest days are May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in George Town is 7h.

UV index

January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in George Town?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in George Town in May?

In George Town, Malaysia, during May, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 240mm (9.4") of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in George Town?

May is the month with the warmest seawater in George Town, Malaysia, with an average sea temperature of 30.5°C (86.9°F). The water temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

What is the sea water temperature in May in George Town?

In May, the average sea temperature in George Town is 30.5°C (86.9°F). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

When are the longest days in George Town?

May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight, are months with the longest days in George Town, Malaysia.

How many hours of daylight does George Town have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in George Town, Malaysia, is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does George Town have in May?

In George Town, Malaysia, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in George Town?

January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in George Town.

How high is the UV index in May in George Town?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in George Town, Malaysia, is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are September and October (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is September (23°C).

Average rainfall in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 240mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (390mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (70mm).

Average rainfall days in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (9 days).

Average sea temperature in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 30.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (28.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with most sunshine are January, February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 11).

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