Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Water geysers and trees in front of the mighty skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
Water geysers and trees in front of the mighty skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
May, the last month of the spring, in Abu Dhabi, is a torrid month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 29.3°C (84.7°F) and an average high of 36.5°C (97.7°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F) and only 0.3 rainfall days makes May the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature in Abu Dhabi marginally rises, from a tropical 32.3°C (90.1°F) in April, to a torrid 36.5°C (97.7°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 29.3°C (84.7°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a blistering 41.3°C (106.3°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
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', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, pregnancy, 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 43%, May is the least humid month.

Rainfall

May through July and September are months without rainfall.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Abu Dhabi is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 13.3h.

Sunshine

In Abu Dhabi, the average sunshine in May is 12.2h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 8 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Abu Dhabi?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 36.5°C (97.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 29.3°C (84.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is appraised at 41.3°C (106.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Abu Dhabi?

The least humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 43%.

What is the average humidity in May in Abu Dhabi?

The average relative humidity in May in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is 43%.

Does it rain in Abu Dhabi in May?

In May, it doesn't rain. April is the latest month when it rains.

What is the driest month in Abu Dhabi?

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, rain does not fall in May through July and September.

How warm is the water in May in Abu Dhabi?

In Abu Dhabi, the average seawater temperature in May is 29.1°C (84.4°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 Abu Dhabi have in May?

In Abu Dhabi, the average length of the day in May is 13.3h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Abu Dhabi?

In May, the average sunshine is 12.2h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Abu Dhabi?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average high temperature in May: 36.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (40.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 29.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (33.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.4°C).

Average humidity in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average humidity in May: 43%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (59%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (43%).

Average rainfall in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall in May: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (8mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are May, June, July and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (3.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (33.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (20.6°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average daylight in May: 13.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 12.2h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.5h).

Average UV index in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average UV index in May: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 6).