Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

May, the last month of the spring, in Sharjah, is a very hot month, with average temperature varying between 38.5°C (101.3°F) and 21.9°C (71.4°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28.8°C (83.8°F) and only 0.1 rainfall days, with 1.4mm (0.1") of accumulated rainfall, make May the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature in Sharjah marginally rises, from a hot 34°C (93.2°F) in April, to a very hot 38.5°C (101.3°F). In May, in Sharjah, the average low-temperature 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). 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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like metabolic differences, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. 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 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 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with an average relative humidity of 51%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains in Sharjah. During 0.1 rainfall days, in May, Sharjah aggregates 1.4mm (0.1") of precipitation. In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, during the entire year, the rain falls for 12.7 days and collects up to 106.9mm (4.2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Sharjah, the average water temperature is 28.8°C (83.8°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Sharjah?

In May, 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. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is calculated to 50.7°C (123.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Sharjah?

The least humid month in Sharjah is May, with an average relative humidity of 51%.

What is the average humidity in May in Sharjah?

The average relative humidity in May is 51%.

What is the last month it rains in Sharjah?

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

How warm is the water in May in Sharjah?

In Sharjah, the average seawater temperature in May 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.

How many hours of daylight does Sharjah have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Sharjah?

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

When is 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.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sharjah?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).
Driest months (with the lowest 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 lowest number of 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.3h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.6h).
Months with 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).