Weather in Kotu, Gambia in May

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

Temperature in Kotu in May

The average maximum temperature in Kotu in May is 33°. The average maximum temperature is 33° in the previous month and 33° in the next month.

The average temperature in Kotu in May is 27°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kotu in May is 22°. The minimum temperature is 20° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

Sunshine in Kotu in May

The average day light hours per day in Kotu in May are 12.7 and there are 9.6 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Kotu in May is typically 13.7 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 Kotu in May

The average sea water temperature in Kotu in May is 29.8° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Kotu in May

The average total rainfall in Kotu in May is 0.4cm and on average there are 0.7 rainy days in May making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kotu in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kotu in May is 22° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 19° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Kotu in May is typically 90.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 92.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kotu in May is typically 70%. The average relative humidity is 66.1% in the previous month and 74.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kotu in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kotu in May is typically 27kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 26kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kotu in May is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 13kmh in the previous month and 10kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kotu in May is from the North West.

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