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

What is the temperature in May in George Town?

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

How many days does it rain in May in George Town?

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

When is the sea warmest in George Town?

May is the month with the warmest seawater in George Town, Malaysia, with an average sea temperature of 30.5°C (86.9°F). The water temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

What is the sea water temperature in May in George Town?

In May, in George Town, Malaysia, the average sea temperature is 30.5°C (86.9°F). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.
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).

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