May weather forecast
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, with an average temperature varying between 27.3°C (81.1°F) and 19.1°C (66.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still moderately hot 27.3°C (81.1°F). The average low-temperature, in Nuwara Eliya, is 19.1°C (66.4°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is computed to be a hot 31.1°C (88°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing). 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 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 86%.

Rainfall

In Nuwara Eliya, during May, the rain falls for 29.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 290mm (11.42") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Nuwara Eliya, there are 297.4 rainfall days, and 2784mm (109.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Nuwara Eliya, the average length of the day in May is 12h and 26min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:52 and sunset at 18:15. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 18:19 +0530.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9.1h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, in Nuwara Eliya, the average high-temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.1°C (66.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is computed to be 31.1°C (88°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, the average relative humidity in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 86%.

How many days does it rain in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In Nuwara Eliya, during May, the rain falls for 29.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 290mm (11.42") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Nuwara Eliya have in May?

In May, the average day length in Nuwara Eliya is 12h and 26min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:52 and sunset at 18:15. On the last day of the month, in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, sunrise is at 05:49 and sunset at 18:19 +0530.

How long on average sun shines in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, the average sunshine duration is 9.1h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya?

The months with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (27.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (24.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 19.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15.3°C).

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Average pressure in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (9.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in May: 86%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (80%).

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Average rainfall in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in May: 290mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (656mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (85mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in May: 29.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (29.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (16.3 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 26min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 31min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 44min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in May: 0.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is February (11 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (0.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

The months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, October, November and December (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 63).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in May
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in May: 7km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (9km).
The months with the lowest visibility are November and December (6km).

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