Abuja
Nigeria
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Abuja, Nigeria

The biggest mosque in West Africa, Abuja National Mosque, in Abuja, Nigeria
The biggest mosque in West Africa, Abuja National Mosque, in Abuja, Nigeria
The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Abuja, Nigeria, with average temperature varying between 31°C (87.8°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).

Temperature

In Abuja, the average high-temperature in May slightly decreases, from a tropical 34°C (93.2°F) in April, to a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). In Abuja, in May, the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

In Abuja, during May, the rain falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 148mm (5.8") of precipitation. In Abuja, during the entire year, the rain falls for 83 days and collects up to 1206mm (47.5") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Abuja is 12.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Abuja, Nigeria, is 7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 Abuja?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Abuja, Nigeria, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How much does it rain in Abuja in May?

In Abuja, during May, the rain falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 148mm (5.8") of precipitation.

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

In Abuja, the average length of the day in May is 12.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Abuja have in May?

In Abuja, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Abuja?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Abuja, Nigeria.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Abuja?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Abuja, Nigeria, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February and March (35°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (17°C).

Average rainfall in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 148mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (238mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is December (1mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, November and December (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12.5h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with most sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).