Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

May, the last month of the spring, in Nuwara Eliya, is also an agreeable month, with average temperature ranging between min 12.8°C (55°F) and max 21.3°C (70.3°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still pleasant 21.3°C (70.3°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 12.8°C (55°F).

Humidity

The most humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 87%.

Rainfall

In Nuwara Eliya, during May, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 175.9mm (6.9") of precipitation. In Nuwara Eliya, during the entire year, the rain falls for 163 days and collects up to 1905.2mm (75") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 5h.

UV index

January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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.

What is the temperature in May in Nuwara Eliya?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 21.3°C (70.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 12.8°C (55°F).

What is the most humid month in Nuwara Eliya?

With an average relative humidity of 87%, May is the most humid month in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

What is the average humidity in May in Nuwara Eliya?

In May, the average relative humidity in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 87%.

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

In May, in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, the rain falls for 13 days. Throughout May, 175.9mm (6.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in May in Nuwara Eliya?

The average length of the day in May in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 12.4h.

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

In May, the average sunshine is 5h.

When is the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya?

Months with the highest UV index are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in May in Nuwara Eliya?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Nuwara Eliya is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in May: 21.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (22.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (18.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 12.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (13.3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (9.4°C).

Average humidity in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in May: 87%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (65%).

Average rainfall in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in May: 175.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (226.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (71.5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (18 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (7 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 5h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 7h).
Months with least sunshine are June, July, August, September and October (Average sunshine: 4).

Average UV index in May - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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