sees the advent of summer in full swing as Taitung City
bathes in an increased average high temperature. Humidity levels begin to rise, peaking at 78.6% this month, adding a somewhat balmy ambiance. The rainfall pattern sees a significant escalation, transforming the cityscape into a lush green haven. May's additional sunshine hours coupled with the pleasing sea temperature enhances Taitung's appeal for beachgoers. As the month concludes, it sets the stage for the season's highest temperatures in the upcoming months.
May's presence records an average high-temperature of a still warm 29.8°C, closely mirroring April
's climate. May's average low-temperature reading settles at a still warm 23.4°C.
In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a very hot 37°C. More protective measures are required - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are likely. Heatstroke may follow lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Direct sunlight exposure may result in a rise of the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'felt air temperature', provides an understanding of perceived warmth by combining temperature and relative humidity. One's perception of temperature can vary depending on physical activity and individual heat sensitivity, influenced by factors like wind, attire, and metabolic variations. When exposed to direct sunlight, it's possible for the heat index to increase by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly meaningful for babies and toddlers. Children often fail to understand the importance of rest and rehydration. Thirst is a late manifestation of dehydration - hence, it is crucial to stay hydrated, especially during ongoing physical activities.
Evaporating sweat is a key way the human body dispels excessive warmth, all thanks to the process of perspiration. An increase in relative humidity hinders the body's normal cooling function by reducing evaporation, thereby decreasing the rate of body cooling and enhancing the sense of warmth. When body temperature rises due to excess heat gain beyond its removal capability, one might experience heat-related disorders.
In May, the average relative humidity in Taitung City is 78.6%.
In May, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout May, 157mm of precipitation is accumulated. In Taitung City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 124.9 days and collects up to 1856mm of precipitation.
In Taitung City, in May, the average water temperature is 27.8°C.Note
: For swimming, diving, and enjoying other water activities, the range of 25°C to 29°C in water temperature is considered ideal, offering pleasure for extended periods without discomfort.
In Taitung City, Taiwan
, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 14min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:23 and sunset at 18:22. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:10 and sunset at 18:35 CST.
In May, the average sunshine is 4.6h.