Weather in Southern Province, Sri Lanka in May

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

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

Temperature in Southern Province in May

The average maximum temperature in Southern Province in May is 32°. The average maximum temperature is 32° in the previous month and 31° in the next month.

The average temperature in Southern Province in May is 29°. The average temperature ranges is 28° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Southern Province in May is 26°. The minimum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

Sunshine in Southern Province in May

The average day light hours per day in Southern Province in May are 12.4 and there are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Southern Province in May is typically 13.4 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 Southern Province in May

The average sea water temperature in Southern Province in May is 29.2° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Southern Province in May

The average total rainfall in Southern Province in May is 0.7cm and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Southern Province in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Southern 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 25° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Southern Province in May is typically 91%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.8% in the previous month and 86.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Southern Province in May is typically 78.7%. The average relative humidity is 78.3% in the previous month and 75.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Southern Province in May

The average maximum wind speed in Southern Province in May is typically 23kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 18kmh in the previous month and 28kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Southern Province in May is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 8kmh in the previous month and 17kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Southern Province in May is from the South West.

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