May weather forecast and climate
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An aerial view of a beautiful green park and the distant skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the perfect Skyview
An aerial view of a beautiful green park and the distant skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the perfect Skyview
May, the last month of the spring, in Kuala Lumpur, is another hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.8°C (74.8°F) and an average high of 32.3°C (90.1°F).

Temperature

In Kuala Lumpur, the average high-temperature in May is relatively the same as in April - a still hot 32.3°C (90.1°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a life-threatening hot 45°C (113°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Kuala Lumpur, it is raining for 27 days, with typically 95mm (3.74") of accumulated precipitation. In Kuala Lumpur, during the entire year, the rain falls for 287.9 days and collects up to 866mm (34.09") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, snow does not fall in January through August, October through December.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in Kuala Lumpur are May through July, with an average of 12.3h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kuala Lumpur is 8.5h.

UV index

February through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Kuala Lumpur?

In May, the average high-temperature is 32.3°C (90.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is appraised at 45°C (113°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, the average relative humidity in May is 79%.

How many days does it rain in May in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, in May, during 27 rainfall days, 95mm (3.74") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Kuala Lumpur?

January through August, October through December are months without snowfall.

When are the longest days in Kuala Lumpur?

May through July, with an average of 12.3h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

How many hours of daylight does Kuala Lumpur have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Kuala Lumpur?

In May, the average sunshine in Kuala Lumpur is 8.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Kuala Lumpur?

February through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Kuala Lumpur.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Kuala Lumpur?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Kuala Lumpur is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (30.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (23.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.3°C).

Average humidity in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (73%).

Average rainfall in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 95mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (109mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (32mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 27 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (27 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (18.7 days).

Average snowfall in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is September (2mm).
Months with the least snowfall are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is September (0.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0 days).

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

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

Months with the most sunshine are June, July and September (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

Average UV index in May - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in May: 7

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