Fort-de-France Bay
Martinique
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique

Shallow clear waters, rocks, and palm trees on Fort-de-France Bay in Martinique, with cloudy skies and a far view of a mountain
Shallow clear waters, rocks, and palm trees on Fort-de-France Bay in Martinique, with cloudy skies and a far view of a mountain
May, the last month of the spring, in Fort-de-France Bay, is another warm month, with average temperature varying between 23.6°C (74.5°F) and 29.8°C (85.6°F).

Temperature

In Fort-de-France Bay, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still moderately hot 29.8°C (85.6°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

Rainfall

In Fort-de-France Bay, during May, the rain falls for 12.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 131.5mm (5.2") of precipitation. In Fort-de-France Bay, during the entire year, the rain falls for 198.2 days and collects up to 2020.5mm (79.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°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 is 12.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique, is 6.7h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Fort-de-France Bay. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Fort-de-France Bay?

In May, the average high-temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Fort-de-France Bay?

In May, in Fort-de-France Bay, the rain falls for 12.7 days. Throughout May, 131.5mm (5.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Fort-de-France Bay?

In Fort-de-France Bay, the average seawater temperature in May is 28°C (82.4°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Fort-de-France Bay have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique, is 12.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Fort-de-France Bay?

In May, the average sunshine in Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique, is 6.7h.

When is the highest UV index in Fort-de-France Bay?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Fort-de-France Bay.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Fort-de-France Bay?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique, is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average high temperature in May: 29.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (30.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.6°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are June, August and September (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.7°C).

Average rainfall in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average rainfall in May: 131.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (265.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (74.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are September and October (29°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (26°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average daylight in May: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6.7h

Months with most sunshine are March and August (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.9h).

Average UV index in May - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).