Calabar
Nigeria
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Calabar, Nigeria

May, the last month of the spring, in Calabar, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 28°C (82.4°F) and min 27°C (80.6°F).

Temperature

In Calabar, the average high-temperature remains the same as in April - a still warm 28°C (82.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Calabar, is 27°C (80.6°F).

Rainfall

In Calabar, during May, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 292mm (11.5") of precipitation. In Calabar, during the entire year, the rain falls for 174 days and collects up to 2952mm (116.2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Calabar, 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

Months with the longest days are May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Calabar are January through May, July through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Calabar?

In May, in Calabar, Nigeria, the average high-temperature is 28°C (82.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Calabar?

In Calabar, Nigeria, in May, during 18 rainfall days, 292mm (11.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Calabar?

In Calabar, Nigeria, in May, the average water temperature is 28.8°C (83.8°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.

When are the longest days in Calabar?

Months with the longest days in Calabar, Nigeria, are May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Calabar have in May?

In May, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Calabar?

In Calabar, the average sunshine in May is 5h.

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

January through May, July through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Calabar.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Calabar?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Calabar, Nigeria, is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 28°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February and March (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (25°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 27°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February and March (28°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (24°C).

Average rainfall in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 292mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (445mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (41mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (24 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and December (3 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.8°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March and April (28.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.9°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5h

The month with most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in May - Calabar, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, November and December (UV index 11).