Dakar
Senegal
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Dakar, Senegal

A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Dakar, Senegal, with average temperature varying between 20.2°C (68.4°F) and 26.3°C (79.3°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still warm 26.3°C (79.3°F). In Dakar, in May, the average low-temperature is 20.2°C (68.4°F).

Humidity

In Dakar, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Dakar rain does not fall in March through May.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Dakar is 22.8°C (73°F).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 22.8°C (73°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Dakar is 12.8h.

Sunshine

In Dakar, Senegal, the average sunshine in May is 9.4h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Dakar, Senegal. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes 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. 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. Protect yourself by liberally applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Sunscreen prevents sunburn and decreases the damaging effects of Sun's radiation on the immune system. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Dakar?

In May, in Dakar, the average high-temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.2°C (68.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Dakar?

The average relative humidity in May is 79%.

Does it rain in Dakar in May?

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

What is the driest month in Dakar?

In Dakar, Senegal, rain does not fall in March through May.

What is the water temperature in May in Dakar?

In May, the average sea temperature in Dakar, Senegal, is 22.8°C (73°F). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 22.8°C (73°F) water.

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

The average length of the day in May is 12.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Dakar?

In May, the average sunshine in Dakar, Senegal, is 9.4h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Dakar?

Months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in May in Dakar?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Dakar is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in May: 26.3°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September and October (30.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (24.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 20.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17°C).

Average humidity in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (66%).

Average rainfall in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall in May: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (184mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in May: 22.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (28.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (19.9°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in May: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.4h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.2h).

Average UV index in May - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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 8).