May weather forecast and climate
Afikpo, Nigeria

The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Afikpo, Nigeria, with average temperature varying between 32.9°C (91.2°F) and 24.3°C (75.7°F).

Temperature

In Afikpo, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still hot 32.9°C (91.2°F). In Afikpo, Nigeria, the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at a blazing hot 47.3°C (117.1°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like clothing, metabolic differences, wind, 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Afikpo, in May, it is raining for 25.8 days, with typically 126mm (4.96") of accumulated precipitation. In Afikpo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 264 days and collects up to 1367mm (53.82") of precipitation.

Daylight

In Afikpo, Nigeria, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Afikpo is 7.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Afikpo is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, Nigeria, in May, the average high-temperature is 32.9°C (91.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in May is calculated to 47.3°C (117.1°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Afikpo?

The average relative humidity in May in Afikpo is 79%.

How many days does it rain in May in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, in May, during 25.8 rainfall days, 126mm (4.96") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Afikpo have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Afikpo is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Afikpo have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 7.5h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Afikpo?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Afikpo is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (25.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (22.7°C).

Average pressure in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average pressure in May: 1011mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013.4mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1009.3mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (8.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (5.6km/h).

Average humidity in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (51%).

Average rainfall in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 126mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (242mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (7mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 25.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (29.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (6.6 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.5h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

Average sunshine days in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average sunshine days in May: 3.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (0.8 days).

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

The month with the highest UV index is March (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average cloud cover in May: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 75).
The month with the least cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 15).

Average visibility in May - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average visibility in May: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are July and September (6km).