Sandakan
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Sandakan, Malaysia

The last month of the spring, May, is another hot month in Sandakan, Malaysia, with average temperature ranging between min 23.7°C (74.7°F) and max 32.5°C (90.5°F).

Temperature

The warmest month is May, with an average high-temperature of 32.5°C (90.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Rainfall

In May, in Sandakan, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout May, 137.6mm (5.4") of precipitation is accumulated. In Sandakan, during the entire year, the rain falls for 158 days and collects up to 3010.1mm (118.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Sandakan, the average seawater temperature is 29.5°C (85.1°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Sandakan is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In Sandakan, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Sandakan are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the warmest month in Sandakan?

With an average high-temperature of 32.5°C (90.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F), May is the warmest month in Sandakan.

What is the temperature in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, Malaysia, in May, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, during May, the rain falls for 9 days and regularly aggregates up to 137.6mm (5.4") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, the average seawater temperature in May is 29.5°C (85.1°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does Sandakan have in May?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Sandakan have in May?

In Sandakan, Malaysia, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Sandakan?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, Malaysia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (32.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.7°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are April and May (23.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (22.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 137.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (461.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (107.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (19 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (7 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is June (29.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (27.6°C).

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

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.2h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - Sandakan, 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).