Dodoma
Tanzania
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Dodoma, Tanzania

Brown sandy shores of river Wadi in Dodoma, Tanzania, facing distant mountain ranges in the background
Brown sandy shores of river Wadi in Dodoma, Tanzania, facing distant mountain ranges in the background
May, the last month of the autumn, in Dodoma, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 16.2°C (61.2°F) and an average high of 27.2°C (81°F).

Temperature

May and June, with an average high-temperature of 27.2°C (81°F), are the coldest months.

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at 29.4°C (84.9°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 the 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', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, wind), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Dodoma is 72%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains. During 5.3 rainfall days, Dodoma aggregates 7mm (0.28") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Dodoma, there are 115 rainfall days, and 587mm (23.11") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are May through July, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Dodoma, the average sunshine is 9.1h.

UV index

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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 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 are the coldest months in Dodoma?

May and June, with an average high-temperature of 27.2°C (81°F), are the coldest months.

What is the temperature in May in Dodoma?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Dodoma, is 27.2°C (81°F), while the average low-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to 29.4°C (84.9°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Dodoma?

In Dodoma, the average relative humidity in May is 72%.

What is the last month it rains in Dodoma?

May is the last month it rains in Dodoma. During 5.3 rainfall days, in May, Dodoma aggregates 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Dodoma?

Months with the shortest days are May through July, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

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

In Dodoma, Tanzania, the average length of the day in May is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Dodoma have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Dodoma is 9.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Dodoma?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in May in Dodoma?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Dodoma is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.8°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are May and June (27.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 16.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (13.9°C).

Average humidity in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

Months with the highest relative humidity are March and April (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (51%).

Average rainfall in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average rainfall in May: 7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (135mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average rainfall days in May: 5.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (0.2 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average daylight in May: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.1h

Months with most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.1h).

Average UV index in May - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average UV index in May: 6

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