May weather forecast and climate
Lusaka, Zambia

Beautiful lion cubs on the banks of a lake in Lusaka, Zambia
Beautiful lion cubs on the banks of a lake in Lusaka, Zambia
The last month of the autumn, May, is also a moderately hot month in Lusaka, Zambia, with temperature in the range of an average high of 24.3°C (75.7°F) and an average low of 12.9°C (55.2°F).

Temperature

In Lusaka, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still moderately hot 24.3°C (75.7°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 12.9°C (55.2°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 69%.

Rainfall

In Lusaka, Zambia, during May, the rain falls for 4.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 4mm (0.16") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Lusaka, there are 141.1 rainfall days, and 642mm (25.28") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 11.4h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 7.4h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Lusaka are January, April through July, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Lusaka?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 24.3°C (75.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 12.9°C (55.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Lusaka?

In May, the average relative humidity is 69%.

How many days does it rain in May in Lusaka?

In Lusaka, Zambia, in May, during 4.7 rainfall days, 4mm (0.16") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in May in Lusaka?

The average length of the day in May in Lusaka, Zambia, is 11.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lusaka have in May?

In Lusaka, the average sunshine in May is 7.4h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Lusaka?

January, April through July, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Lusaka, Zambia.

What is the UV index reading in May in Lusaka?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Lusaka, Zambia, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average high temperature in May: 24.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (32.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (22.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 12.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (10.5°C).

Average pressure in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average pressure in May: 1017.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1020.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.5mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is September (13.8km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are January and February (7.8km/h).

Average humidity in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (35%).

Average rainfall in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average rainfall in May: 4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (176mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (27.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (0.4 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average daylight in May: 11.4h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.4h

The month with the most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 12.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

Average sunshine days in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average sunshine days in May: 22.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (29.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (2 days).

Average UV index in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The month with the highest UV index is October (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May, June and July (UV index 5).

Average cloud cover in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average cloud cover in May: 19

Months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 54).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 4).

Average visibility in May - Lusaka, Zambia
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is February (7km).