May weather forecast and climate
Ipoh, Malaysia

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another tropical month in Ipoh, Malaysia, with average temperature fluctuating between 22.4°C (72.3°F) and 31.7°C (89.1°F).

Temperature

In Ipoh, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a still tropical 31.7°C (89.1°F). In Ipoh, in May, the average low-temperature is 22.4°C (72.3°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at an extremely hot 43.3°C (109.9°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, clothing, metabolic differences, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Ipoh is 80%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 26.7 days. Throughout May, 194mm (7.64") of precipitation is accumulated. In Ipoh, during the entire year, the rain falls for 299.4 days and collects up to 2119mm (83.43") of precipitation.

Daylight

In Ipoh, the average length of the day is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In Ipoh, the average sunshine is 8.4h.

UV index

April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Ipoh, Malaysia. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Ipoh?

In Ipoh, Malaysia, in May, the average high-temperature is 31.7°C (89.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.4°C (72.3°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is estimated at 43.3°C (109.9°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Ipoh?

In May, the average relative humidity in Ipoh is 80%.

How much does it rain in Ipoh in May?

In Ipoh, Malaysia, in May, during 26.7 rainfall days, 194mm (7.64") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Ipoh have in May?

In Ipoh, the average length of the day in May is 12.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ipoh have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Ipoh, Malaysia, is 8.4h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Ipoh?

Months with the highest UV index are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in May in Ipoh?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average temperature in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 31.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (22.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.9°C).

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Average pressure in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average pressure in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average pressure in May: 1009mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.8mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May and June (1009mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average wind speed in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average wind speed in May: 3.6km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are July and September (3.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average humidity in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average humidity in May: 80%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (75%).

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Average rainfall in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average rainfall in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 194mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (282mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (84mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average rainfall days in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 26.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (29.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (18 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.4h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 7.1h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average sunshine days in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average sunshine days in May: 3.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (10.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (0.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average UV index in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average cloud cover in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average cloud cover in May: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 36).

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Average visibility in May
Ipoh, Malaysia

Average visibility in May - Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Average visibility in May: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are June, July, August and September (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December (8km).

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