May weather forecast and climate
Kampala, Uganda

Tall buildings in the vast city of Kampala, Uganda, with a leafy appearance under the clear blue skies
Tall buildings in the vast city of Kampala, Uganda, with a leafy appearance under the clear blue skies
The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Kampala, Uganda, with average temperature fluctuating between 17.3°C (63.1°F) and 24.4°C (75.9°F).

Temperature

The coldest month is May, with an average high-temperature of 24.4°C (75.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.3°C (63.1°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 84%.

Rainfall

In Kampala, during 21.7 rainfall days, 55mm (2.17") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 231.2 rainfall days, and 477mm (18.78") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

Months with the longest days are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight. January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Kampala.

Sunshine

April and May, with an average of 8.4h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January through May, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Kampala. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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 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 is the coldest month in Kampala?

May is the coldest month in Kampala, Uganda, with an average high-temperature of 24.4°C (75.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.3°C (63.1°F).

What is the temperature in May in Kampala?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Kampala, Uganda, is 24.4°C (75.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 17.3°C (63.1°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Kampala?

In May, the average relative humidity in Kampala is 84%.

How much does it rain in Kampala in May?

In Kampala, in May, during 21.7 rainfall days, 55mm (2.17") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When are the longest days in Kampala?

Months with the longest days in Kampala are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kampala?

January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Kampala, Uganda.

How many hours of daylight does Kampala have in May?

In Kampala, the average length of the day in May is 12.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kampala?

Months with the least sunshine in Kampala, Uganda, are April and May, with an average of 8.4h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Kampala?

In Kampala, Uganda, the average sunshine in May is 8.4h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Kampala?

January through May, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Kampala, Uganda.

How high is the UV index in May in Kampala?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Kampala, Uganda, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average high temperature in May: 24.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (24.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 17.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (17.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (16.3°C).

Average humidity in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average humidity in May: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (85%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (72%).

Average rainfall in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average rainfall in May: 55mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (70mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (18mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average rainfall days in May: 21.7 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are September and October (23.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (10.8 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average daylight in May: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).
Months with the shortest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.4h

Months with the most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
Months with the least sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 8.4).

Average UV index in May - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, November and December (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, September and October (UV index 5).