May weather forecast and climate
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

May, the last month of the spring, in Sharjah, is a sweltering month, with average temperature varying between 21.9°C (71.4°F) and 38.5°C (101.3°F).
An excellent water temperature of 28.8°C (83.8°F) and only 0.1 rainfall days, with 1.4mm (0.06") of accumulated rainfall, makes May a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Sharjah, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a tropical 34°C (93.2°F) in April, to a very hot 38.5°C (101.3°F). The average low-temperature, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, is 21.9°C (71.4°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at a burning hot 50.7°C (123.3°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, wind, metabolic differences, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. 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 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

May is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 51%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains in Sharjah. During 0.1 rainfall days, Sharjah aggregates 1.4mm (0.06") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, there are 12.7 rainfall days, and 106.9mm (4.21") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Sharjah, in May, the average water temperature is 28.8°C (83.8°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

Sunshine

In Sharjah, the average sunshine in May is 11.3h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Sharjah are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. 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. 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. 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 Sharjah?

In May, in Sharjah, the average high-temperature is 38.5°C (101.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.9°C (71.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is calculated to 50.7°C (123.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Sharjah?

With an average relative humidity of 51%, May is the least humid month in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

What is the average humidity in May in Sharjah?

The average relative humidity in May in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, is 51%.

What is the last month it rains in Sharjah?

May is the last month it rains. During 0.1 rainfall days, in May, Sharjah aggregates 1.4mm (0.06") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Sharjah?

In Sharjah, in May, the average water temperature is 28.8°C (83.8°F). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Sharjah have in May?

In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Sharjah have in May?

In Sharjah, the average sunshine in May is 11.3h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Sharjah?

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

What is the UV index reading in May in Sharjah?

In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 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 unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average high temperature in May: 38.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (42.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (24.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 21.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (27.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12.1°C).

Average humidity in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average humidity in May: 51%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (69%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (51%).

Average rainfall in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (34.8mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, August, September and October (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (4 days).
Months with the least rainy days are June, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (33.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (21.9°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average daylight in May: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.3h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 7.9).

Average UV index in May - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).