May weather forecast
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

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a sweltering month in Abuja, Nigeria, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24.7°C (76.5°F) and an average high of 35.3°C (95.5°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still very hot 35.3°C (95.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Abuja, is 24.7°C (76.5°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at a blazing hot 48.6°C (119.5°F). Be wary: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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

The average relative humidity in Abuja, Nigeria, is 65%.

Rainfall

In Abuja, during May, the rain falls for 16.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 123mm (4.84") of precipitation. In Abuja, during the entire year, the rain falls for 147.3 days and collects up to 806mm (31.73") of precipitation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Abuja, the average sunshine is 9.2h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Abuja?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 35.3°C (95.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is estimated at 48.6°C (119.5°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Abuja?

In Abuja, the average relative humidity in May is 65%.

How much does it rain in Abuja in May?

In Abuja, Nigeria, in May, during 16.9 rainfall days, 123mm (4.84") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Abuja have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Abuja?

In May, the average sunshine in Abuja is 9.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Abuja?

In Abuja, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average temperature in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 35.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (39.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.5°C).

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Average pressure in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average pressure in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average pressure in May: 1010.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1008.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average wind speed in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (7.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (4.8km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average humidity in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average humidity in May: 65%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (21%).

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Average rainfall in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average rainfall in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 123mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (194mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average rainfall days in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Abuja, Nigeria

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.2h

Months with the most sunshine are January, February, November and December (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 5.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average sunshine days in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (31 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (2.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average UV index in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are February, March and April (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average cloud cover in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average cloud cover in May: 28

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 61).
The month with the least cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 2).

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Average visibility in May
Abuja, Nigeria

Average visibility in May - Abuja, Nigeria
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is August (7km).

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