May weather forecast and climate
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another tropical month in Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, with average temperature ranging between min 26.4°C (79.5°F) and max 30.8°C (87.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still tropical 30.8°C (87.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, is 26.4°C (79.5°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a blistering 40.2°C (104.4°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With 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 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, clothing, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the 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.
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 surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Divulapitiya, the average relative humidity is 80%.

Rainfall

In Divulapitiya, during May, the rain falls for 26.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 204mm (8.03") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 265.4 rainfall days, and 1744mm (68.66") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

May through July, with an average of 12.5h of daylight, are months with the longest days.

Sunshine

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

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Divulapitiya are May, June, August and October, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Divulapitiya?

In Divulapitiya, in May, the average high-temperature is 30.8°C (87.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 26.4°C (79.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is appraised at 40.2°C (104.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Divulapitiya?

In Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, the average relative humidity in May is 80%.

How many days does it rain in May in Divulapitiya?

In Divulapitiya, in May, it is raining for 26.3 days, with typically 204mm (8.03") of accumulated precipitation.

When are the longest days in Divulapitiya?

Months with the longest days in Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, are May through July, with an average of 12.5h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Divulapitiya have in May?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Divulapitiya have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, is 8.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Divulapitiya?

Months with the lowest UV index are May, June, August and October, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in May in Divulapitiya?

In Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (32.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (29.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 26.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.8°C).

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Average pressure in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in May: 1008.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.7mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May and June (1008.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in May: 15.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (18.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (9.1km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in May: 80%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (82%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in May: 204mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (231mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (29mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in May: 26.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (28.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.7 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in May: 12.5h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.8h

Months with the most sunshine are January, February, March and April (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.6h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in May: 3.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (20 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, July, September, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June, August and October (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in May: 52

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in May
Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in May - Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, September and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are May, August, October and November (9km).

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