May weather forecast
Nouakchott, Mauritania

The Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania
The Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with an average temperature varying between 19.1°C (66.4°F) and 33.4°C (92.1°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still tropical 33.4°C (92.1°F). In May, 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.
Note: 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

In Nouakchott, the average length of the day in May is 12h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 19:24. On the last day of May, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 19:35 GMT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Nouakchott. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, 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).

What is the driest month in Nouakchott?

April and May are months without rainfall in Nouakchott.

Does it rain in Nouakchott in May?

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

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Nouakchott?

The months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott are February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F).

How cold is the water in May in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average seawater temperature in May is 19°C (66.2°F). For most, swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

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

In Nouakchott, the average day length in May is 12h and 59min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Nouakchott?

On the first day of May in Nouakchott, Mauritania, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 19:24. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 19:35 GMT.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Nouakchott?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Nouakchott have in May?

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

When is the highest UV index in Nouakchott?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average rainfall days
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Average temperature in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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).
The 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).

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Average rainfall in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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

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

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Average rainfall days in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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

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

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Average sea temperature in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

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

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Average UV index in May
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average UV index in May - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average UV index in May: 12

The 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).

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