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
The last month of the spring, May, is a very hot month in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with average temperature varying between 39.3°C (102.7°F) and 23.8°C (74.8°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F) and only 0.1 rainfall days, with 1.3mm (0.1") of accumulated rainfall, make May the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a hot 34.5°C (94.1°F) in April, to a very hot 39.3°C (102.7°F). In Abu Dhabi, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at a life-threatening hot 56°C (132.8°F). These weather conditions are considered as extremely dangerous, as heatstroke is imminent.
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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like clothing, pregnancy, wind, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 55%, May is the least humid month.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains. During 0.1 rainfall days, in May, Abu Dhabi aggregates 1.3mm (0.1") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Abu Dhabi, there are 9.9 rainfall days, and 57.1mm (2.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the average seawater temperature 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 is 11h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Abu Dhabi?

In May, in Abu Dhabi, the average high-temperature is 39.3°C (102.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is evaluated at 56°C (132.8°F).

What is the least humid month in Abu Dhabi?

May is the least humid month in Abu Dhabi, with an average relative humidity of 55%.

What is the average humidity in May in Abu Dhabi?

The average relative humidity in May in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is 55%.

What is the last month it rains in Abu Dhabi?

May is the last month it rains. During 0.1 rainfall days, in May, Abu Dhabi aggregates 1.3mm (0.1") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Abu Dhabi?

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in May, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°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 Abu Dhabi have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 13.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Abu Dhabi have in May?

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the average sunshine in May is 11h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Abu Dhabi?

Months with the highest UV index are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in May in Abu Dhabi?

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average high temperature in May: 39.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (42.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (24.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.2°C).

Average humidity in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average humidity in May: 55%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (68%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (55%).

Average rainfall in May - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (21.2mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are June, July, September and October (0mm).

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

Months with the highest number of rainy days are February and March (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July, September and October (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: 11h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7.9h).

Average UV index in May - Abu Dhabi, 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).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 6).