Funafuti
Tuvalu
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Funafuti, Tuvalu

The view from an airplane high up, of the city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific
The view from an airplane high up, of the city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific
The last month of the autumn, May, is another hot month in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with average temperature fluctuating between 28°C (82.4°F) and 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

In Funafuti, during 19 rainfall days, 236mm (9.3") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Funafuti, Tuvalu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 225 days and collects up to 3461mm (136.3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater.
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 11.7h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 19h.

UV index

In Funafuti, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the warmest months in Funafuti?

Warmest months are January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the temperature in May in Funafuti?

In Funafuti, in May, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 28°C (82.4°F).

How much does it rain in Funafuti in May?

In Funafuti, Tuvalu, during May, the rain falls for 19 days and regularly aggregates up to 236mm (9.3") of precipitation.

When is the sea warmest in Funafuti?

January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Funafuti, Tuvalu.

What is the water temperature in May in Funafuti?

In May, the average sea temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does Funafuti have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 11.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Funafuti?

The average sunshine in May is 19h.

How high is the UV index in May in Funafuti?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Funafuti is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, April, May, October, November and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are February, March, June, July, August and September (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 28°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (28°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average rainfall in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall in May: 236mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (394mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (231mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall days in May: 19 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are November and December (17 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.8°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, April, May, November and December (29.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (29.1°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average daylight in May: 11.7h

Months with the longest days are January and December (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 19h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 21h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 17).

Average UV index in May - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average UV index in May: 11

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