May weather forecast and climate
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24.2°C (75.6°F) and an average high of 32.7°C (90.9°F).

Temperature

May is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 32.7°C (90.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.2°C (75.6°F).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout May, 99.1mm (3.9") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 130.6 rainfall days, and 2599.2mm (102.33") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, is May, with an average sea temperature of 30.3°C (86.5°F).
Note: For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kota Bharu is 7.8h.

UV index

January through May, July through October, 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 ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Kota Bharu?

The warmest month in Kota Bharu is May, with an average high-temperature of 32.7°C (90.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.2°C (75.6°F).

How much does it rain in Kota Bharu in May?

In Kota Bharu, in May, it is raining for 9 days, with typically 99.1mm (3.9") of accumulated precipitation.

When is the sea warmest in Kota Bharu?

The month with the warmest seawater in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, is May, with an average sea temperature of 30.3°C (86.5°F).

What is the sea temperature in May in Kota Bharu?

In Kota Bharu, the average seawater temperature in May is 30.3°C (86.5°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.

How many hours of daylight does Kota Bharu have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Kota Bharu have in May?

In Kota Bharu, the average sunshine in May is 7.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Kota Bharu?

Months with the highest UV index in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, are January through May, July through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Kota Bharu?

In Kota Bharu, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average temperature in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (32.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (24.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.5°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average rainfall in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 99.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (656.1mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (50.1mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average rainfall days in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (20 days).
Months with the least rainy days are February and April (5 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average sea temperature in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 30.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (27.3°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.8h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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Average UV index in May
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Average UV index in May - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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

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