May weather forecast and climate
Male, Maldives

The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
May, the last month of the spring, in Male, is another hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 31°C (87.8°F) and min 26.2°C (79.2°F).

Temperature

In Male, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). In Male, the average low-temperature is 26.2°C (79.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at a blistering 41.2°C (106.2°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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

In Male, the average relative humidity is 80.8%.

Rainfall

In Male, during May, the rain falls for 14.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 215.7mm (8.49") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 130.7 rainfall days, and 1949.3mm (76.74") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Male, the average seawater temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°F).
Note: 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 Male is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In Male, the average sunshine in May is 7.2h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Male. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Male?

In May, in Male, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 26.2°C (79.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is calculated to 41.2°C (106.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Male?

The average relative humidity in May in Male, Maldives, is 80.8%.

How much does it rain in Male in May?

In Male, in May, it is raining for 14.3 days, with typically 215.7mm (8.49") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Male?

In Male, in May, the average water temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°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.

What is the average length of the day in May in Male?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Male have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 7.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Male?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Male?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Male, Maldives, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 26.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are September and December (25.1°C).

Average humidity in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average humidity in May: 80.8%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (82.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.9%).

Average rainfall in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall in May: 215.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (242.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (49.7mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and December (28.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average daylight in May: 12.3h

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.2h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average UV index in May - Male, Maldives
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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