George Town
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
George Town, Malaysia

A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
The last month of the spring, May, is also a hot month in George Town, Malaysia, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average high of 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

In George Town, Malaysia, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). In May, in George Town, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In George Town, in May, it is raining for 18 days, with typically 240mm (9.4") of accumulated precipitation. In George Town, during the entire year, the rain falls for 196 days and collects up to 2460mm (96.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is May, with an average sea temperature of 30.5°C (86.9°F).
Note: The surface water temperatures above 30°C (86°F) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

Daylight

May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight, are months with the longest days.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in George Town?

The average high-temperature, in May, in George Town, Malaysia, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in George Town in May?

In George Town, Malaysia, during May, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 240mm (9.4") of precipitation.

What month is the sea warmest in George Town?

The month with the warmest seawater in George Town, Malaysia, is May, with an average sea temperature of 30.5°C (86.9°F).

How warm is the water in May in George Town?

In George Town, the average seawater temperature in May is 30.5°C (86.9°F). The surface water temperatures above 30°C (86°F) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

When are the longest days in George Town?

May through July, with an average of 12.4h of daylight, are months with the longest days in George Town, Malaysia.

What is the average length of the day in May in George Town?

In George Town, Malaysia, the average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does George Town have in May?

The average sunshine in May in George Town is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in George Town?

January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in George Town, Malaysia.

What is the UV index reading in May in George Town?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in George Town, Malaysia, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are September and October (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is September (23°C).

Average rainfall in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 240mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (390mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (70mm).

Average rainfall days in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (9 days).

Average sea temperature in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 30.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (28.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with most sunshine are January, February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 11).