May weather forecast
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in Mogadishu, Somalia, with an average temperature ranging between min 25°C (77°F) and max 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at a scorching 40.9°C (105.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, clothing, metabolic differences, and wind affect individual temperature impact. 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. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. 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 80%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 6 days. Throughout May, 61mm (2.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, 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

In May, the average length of the day is 12h and 13min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:50 and sunset at 18:01. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 18:03 EAT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, 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. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in May is estimated at 40.9°C (105.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Mogadishu?

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

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in May?

In May, in Mogadishu, the rain falls for 6 days. Throughout May, 61mm (2.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, 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.

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

In Mogadishu, the average day length in May is 12h and 13min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Mogadishu?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:50 and sunset at 18:01. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 18:03 EAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Mogadishu have in May?

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

When is the highest UV index in Mogadishu?

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

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 estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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).
The 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).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

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Average humidity in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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

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

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Average rainfall in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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

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

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Average rainfall days in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 13min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 1min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7h and 18min).

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Average UV index in May
Mogadishu, Somalia

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

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

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