Weather in Northern Province, Sri Lanka in May

So you're interested in going to Northern Province, Sri Lanka in May

May is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Northern Province. May is an excellent month for swimming in Northern Province with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Northern Province in the months of March, April, June, July, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Northern Province in May

The average maximum temperature in Northern Province in May is 35°. The average maximum temperature is 33° in the previous month and 35° in the next month.

The average temperature in Northern Province in May is 31°. The average temperature ranges is 30° in the previous month and 31° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Northern Province in May is 26°. The minimum temperature is 26° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

Sunshine in Northern Province in May

The average day light hours per day in Northern Province in May are 12.5 and there are 9.1 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Northern Province in May is typically 13.5 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Northern Province in May

The average sea water temperature in Northern Province in May is 29.6° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Northern Province in May

The average total rainfall in Northern Province in May is 5.3cm and on average there are 6 rainy days in May making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Northern Province in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Northern Province in May is 25° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 26° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Northern Province in May is typically 83%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.6% in the previous month and 74.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Northern Province in May is typically 68.2%. The average relative humidity is 72.2% in the previous month and 60.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Northern Province in May

The average maximum wind speed in Northern Province in May is typically 14kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 8kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Northern Province in May is typically 9kmh. The average wind speed is 5kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Northern Province in May is from the North.

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