Mogadishu
Somalia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
May, the last month of the spring, in Mogadishu, is another tropical month, with average temperature ranging between max 31°C (87.8°F) and min 25°C (77°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). In Mogadishu, the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is calculated to a blistering 40.9°C (105.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, pregnancy). 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. 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 Mogadishu, the average relative humidity is 80%.

Rainfall

In Mogadishu, in May, it is raining for 6 days, with typically 61mm (2.4") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Mogadishu, there are 47 rainfall days, and 429.2mm (16.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Mogadishu, the average water temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

Months with the longest days are April through August, with an average of 12.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Mogadishu, the average sunshine in May is 8.8h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, in May, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in May is evaluated at 40.9°C (105.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Mogadishu?

In May, the average relative humidity in Mogadishu is 80%.

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in May?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, in May, it is raining for 6 days, with typically 61mm (2.4") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, the average seawater temperature in May is 28.4°C (83.1°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

When are the longest days in Mogadishu?

Months with the longest days in Mogadishu are April through August, with an average of 12.2h of daylight.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 12.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Mogadishu have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 8.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Mogadishu?

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Mogadishu?

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

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

Average humidity in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average humidity in May: 80%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (81%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (77%).

Average rainfall in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall in May: 61mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (82mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January and February (0.1mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.2h

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.8h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
Months with least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7.3).

Average UV index in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).