Kozhikode
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Kozhikode, India

May, the last month of the pre-monsoon summer, in Kozhikode, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 25.1°C (77.2°F) and an average high of 32.8°C (91°F).

Temperature

May is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 32.8°C (91°F) and an average low-temperature of 25.1°C (77.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a burning hot 46.4°C (115.5°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. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Kozhikode is 78%.

Rainfall

In Kozhikode, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 78.9mm (3.1") of accumulated precipitation. In Kozhikode, during the entire year, the rain falls for 125.9 days and collects up to 3130.2mm (123.2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 29.9°C (85.8°F), May is the month with the warmest seawater.
Note: 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.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Kozhikode is 12.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kozhikode is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Kozhikode are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the warmest month in Kozhikode?

The warmest month in Kozhikode is May, with an average high-temperature of 32.8°C (91°F) and an average low-temperature of 25.1°C (77.2°F).

What is the temperature in May in Kozhikode?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 32.8°C (91°F), while the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is calculated to 46.4°C (115.5°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Kozhikode?

In Kozhikode, India, the average relative humidity in May is 78%.

How much does it rain in Kozhikode in May?

In Kozhikode, during May, the rain falls for 10.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 78.9mm (3.1") of precipitation.

What month is the sea warmest in Kozhikode?

May is the month with the warmest seawater in Kozhikode, with an average sea temperature of 29.9°C (85.8°F).

How warm is the water in May in Kozhikode?

In Kozhikode, in May, the average water temperature is 29.9°C (85.8°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 Kozhikode have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Kozhikode is 12.6h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Kozhikode?

The average sunshine in May in Kozhikode, India, is 8h.

When is the highest UV index in Kozhikode?

Months with the highest UV index in Kozhikode, India, are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in May in Kozhikode?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Kozhikode is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (32.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (25.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.3°C).

Average humidity in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July and August (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (70%).

Average rainfall in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average rainfall in May: 78.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1230.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (1.5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (25.4 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (29.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (26.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average daylight in May: 12.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.8h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

Months with most sunshine are January, February, March and April (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Kozhikode, India
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 10).