May weather forecast
León, Nicaragua

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Weather in May

The month of May brings the start of the wet season to León, Nicaragua. It is the month where humidity tops at 69%, and ideal for those preferring warmer and more moist conditions. May showcases a drastic increase in rainfall, reaching a significant 177mm (6.97"), while the number of rainfall days takes a marked leap. Sunshine and daylight hours remain consistent from April, although cloud cover starts to increase. Wiind speeds record a downturn, causing less frequent breezy periods.

Temperature

With the onset of May, León's average high-temperature clocks in at a hot 33.3°C (91.9°F), showing a minor fluctuation from the previous month. León's temperature drops to an average low of 26.3°C (79.3°F) during the nights of May.

Heat index

In May, the heat index is calculated to be a blistering 44°C (111.2°F). Note: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are probable. Heatstroke can follow with prolonged activity.
It is emphasized that the heat index's values are meant for shaded zones with mild winds. With direct sunlight, the heat index could increase by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'apparent temperature', is a composite of temperature and humidity figures to convey how warm it feels. The individual's impression of temperature can be affected by numerous factors such as metabolic variations, physical exertion, and attire. It is essential to realize that direct sunlight can escalate the perceived temperature, increasing the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are quite important for babies and toddlers. Young ones regularly neglect the requirement for rest and fluid replenishment. Thirst is a late stage of dehydration - so, it is necessary to keep hydrated, particularly during extended periods of physical exertion.
To cool down, the human body relies on perspiration, a process where excessive heat is eliminated as sweat evaporates. Under high air temperature and high humidity (high heat index) conditions, the body's ability to perspire is compromised, increasing the sensation of heat. 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 May, the average relative humidity in León is 69%.

Rainfall

In León, in May, during 23.9 rainfall days, 177mm (6.97") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In León, during the entire year, the rain falls for 186.8 days and collects up to 1067mm (42.01") of precipitation.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 12h and 42min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:26 and sunset at 18:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:21 and sunset at 18:09 CST.

Sunshine

In León, the average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

UV index

January, February, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in León, Nicaragua. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, a daily UV index of 7 turns into the following recommendations:
Persist with safeguards and heed sun safety doctrines. Keeping sunburn at bay is of prime importance. Seek shade and limit direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the peak period for UV radiation. Keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not offer complete sun protection. A wide-brimmed hat provides unparalleled sun protection for sensitive areas like the eyes, ears, and neck.
Updated: Jan 27, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us

Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in León in May?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature during May are 33.3°C (91.9°F) and 26.3°C (79.3°F) respectively. The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in May is calculated to be 44°C (111.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in León?

In May, the average relative humidity in León is 69%.

How much does it rain in León in May?

In May, in León, the rain falls for 23.9 days. Throughout May, 177mm (6.97") of precipitation is accumulated.

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

The average day length in May in León is 12h and 42min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in León?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:26 and sunset at 18:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:21 and sunset at 18:09 CST.

How long on average sun shines in May in León?

The average sunshine duration in May is 10.6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in León?

January, February, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in León, Nicaragua.

What is the UV index intensity in May in León?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in León, Nicaragua, is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
León, Nicaragua

Average temperature in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average high temperature in May: 33.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (35.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (29.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 26.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.7°C).

Average pressure in May
León, Nicaragua

Average pressure in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average pressure in May: 1010.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1010.6mbar).

Average wind speed in May
León, Nicaragua

Average wind speed in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (13.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (6.5km/h).

Average humidity in May
León, Nicaragua

Average humidity in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (55%).

Average rainfall in May
León, Nicaragua

Average rainfall in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average rainfall in May: 177mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (244mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and March (2mm).

Average rainfall days in May
León, Nicaragua

Average rainfall days in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average rainfall days in May: 23.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (28.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.8 days).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
León, Nicaragua

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 24min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 7h and 36min).

Average sunshine days in May
León, Nicaragua

Average sunshine days in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average sunshine days in May: 6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (28.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (1.6 days).

Average UV index in May
León, Nicaragua

Average UV index in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average UV index in May: 7

The month with the highest UV index is March (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).

Average cloud cover in May
León, Nicaragua

Average cloud cover in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average cloud cover in May: 37

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 42).
The months with the least cloud cover are January, February and March (Cloud cover 15).

Average visibility in May
León, Nicaragua

Average visibility in May - León, Nicaragua
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are July, August, September and October (9km).

León, Nicaragua

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