Bijilo National Park
The Gambia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Bijilo National Park, The Gambia

The last month of the spring, May, is another hot month in Bijilo National Park, The Gambia, with average temperature varying between 19°C (66.2°F) and 33°C (91.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still hot 33°C (91.4°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 19°C (66.2°F).

Rainfall

Months with rainfall are January, February, May through December. May is the first month it rains in Bijilo National Park. Throughout May, in the average 1 rainfall days, it receives 5mm (0.2") of precipitation. In Bijilo National Park, during the entire year, the rain falls for 58 days and collects up to 1045mm (41.1") of precipitation.

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 Bijilo National Park, the average length of the day is 12.8h.

Sunshine

In Bijilo National Park, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Bijilo National Park?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Bijilo National Park, The Gambia, is 33°C (91.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 19°C (66.2°F).

When does it start to rain in Bijilo National Park?

May is the first month it rains in Bijilo National Park. Throughout May, in the average 1 rainfall days, it receives 5mm (0.2") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Bijilo National Park?

In Bijilo National Park, the average seawater temperature in May 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 Bijilo National Park?

The average length of the day in May in Bijilo National Park is 12.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Bijilo National Park have in May?

In Bijilo National Park, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Bijilo National Park?

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Bijilo National Park.

What is the UV index reading in May in Bijilo National Park?

In Bijilo National Park, The Gambia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in May: 33°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (34°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 19°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July, August and September (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16°C).

Average rainfall in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in May: 5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (375mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 24°C

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in May - Bijilo National Park, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).