May weather forecast
Banjul, The Gambia

The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river
The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Banjul, The Gambia, with an average temperature varying between 28.1°C (82.6°F) and 22.8°C (73°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.8°C (73°F), May is the coldest month.

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at a tropical 30.6°C (87.1°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, metabolic differences, clothing), and activity. 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

In May, the average relative humidity is 68%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 2.7 days. Throughout May, 5mm (0.2") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 77 rainfall days, and 427mm (16.81") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 24°C (75.2°F).

Daylight

In Banjul, the average length of the day in May is 12h and 45min.
On the first day of May in Banjul, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 19:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 19:29 GMT.

Sunshine

The months with the most sunshine in Banjul are March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine.

UV index

January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Banjul. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Banjul?

The coldest month in Banjul is May, with an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.8°C (73°F).

What is the temperature in May in Banjul?

In May, in Banjul, The Gambia, the average high-temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.8°C (73°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 30.6°C (87.1°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Banjul?

In May, the average relative humidity is 68%.

How many days does it rain in May in Banjul?

In Banjul, in May, during 2.7 rainfall days, 5mm (0.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Banjul?

In Banjul, The Gambia, in May, the average water temperature is 24°C (75.2°F). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 24°C (75.2°F) water may be enjoyable.

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

In Banjul, The Gambia, the average day length in May is 12h and 45min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Banjul?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 19:21. On the last day of the month, in Banjul, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 19:29 GMT.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Banjul?

The months with the most sunshine in Banjul are March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Banjul?

The average sunshine duration in May in Banjul, The Gambia, is 9.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Banjul?

The months with the highest UV index in Banjul, The Gambia, are January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in May in Banjul?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Banjul, The Gambia, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average temperature in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in May: 28.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

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Average pressure in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average pressure in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average pressure in May: 1011.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1010.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average wind speed in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average wind speed in May: 17.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (18.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average humidity in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in May: 68%

The months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (39%).

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Average rainfall in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in May: 5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall days in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 2.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sea temperature in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 24°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October and November (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (21°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 45min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 55min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 21min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 54min

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sunshine days in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sunshine days in May: 27.7 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and December (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average UV index in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in May: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average cloud cover in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average cloud cover in May: 9

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in May
Banjul, The Gambia

Average visibility in May - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

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

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