Sandakan
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Sandakan, Malaysia

May, the last month of the spring, in Sandakan, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 23.7°C (74.7°F) and 32.5°C (90.5°F).

Temperature

May is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 32.5°C (90.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Rainfall

In Sandakan, during 9 rainfall days, 137.6mm (5.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sandakan, there are 158 rainfall days, and 3010.1mm (118.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Sandakan, in May, the average water temperature is 29.5°C (85.1°F).
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 is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In Sandakan, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the warmest month in Sandakan?

The warmest month is May, with an average high-temperature of 32.5°C (90.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

What is the temperature in May in Sandakan?

In May, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F).

How much does it rain in Sandakan in May?

In Sandakan, Malaysia, in May, during 9 rainfall days, 137.6mm (5.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, in May, the average water temperature is 29.5°C (85.1°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.

What is the average length of the day in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, the average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

When is the highest UV index in Sandakan?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Sandakan?

In Sandakan, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (32.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.7°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are April and May (23.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (22.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 137.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (461.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (107.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (19 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (7 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is June (29.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (27.6°C).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.2h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - Sandakan, 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).