Nouakchott
Mauritania
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Nouakchott, Mauritania

A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
May, the last month of the spring, in Nouakchott, is another hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 19.1°C (66.4°F) and 33.4°C (92.1°F).

Temperature

In Nouakchott, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a still tropical 33.4°C (92.1°F). In May, in Nouakchott, the average low-temperature is 19.1°C (66.4°F).

Rainfall

In Nouakchott rain does not fall in April and May.

Sea temperature

February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott. For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Nouakchott is 13h.

Sunshine

March through May, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Nouakchott.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Nouakchott, Mauritania, are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Nouakchott?

In May, the average high-temperature is 33.4°C (92.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.1°C (66.4°F).

Does it rain in Nouakchott in May?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, in May, it doesn't rain. In June, it rains.

What is the driest month in Nouakchott?

April and May are months without rainfall in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

What months are the sea coldest in Nouakchott?

February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How cold is the water in May in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, the average seawater temperature in May is 19°C (66.2°F). Swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Nouakchott have in May?

In May, the average length of the day is 13h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Nouakchott?

Months with the most sunshine in Nouakchott are March through May, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Nouakchott have in May?

In Nouakchott, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Nouakchott?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in May in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average high temperature in May: 33.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.4°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 19.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.7°C).

Average rainfall in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall in May: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (36mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (2 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April, May, June, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in May: 13h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • 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 7).