Cartagena
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Colombia

A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
May, the last month of the spring, in Cartagena, is another hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.7°C (89.1°F) and 24.9°C (76.8°F).

Temperature

In Cartagena, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still tropical 31.7°C (89.1°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 24.9°C (76.8°F).

Rainfall

In Cartagena, during 10 rainfall days, 88.5mm (3.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cartagena, Colombia, there are 92 rainfall days, and 912.5mm (35.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Cartagena is 28.7°C (83.7°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cartagena is 6.4h.

UV index

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Cartagena?

In May, in Cartagena, Colombia, the average high-temperature is 31.7°C (89.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.9°C (76.8°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Cartagena?

In May, the rain falls for 10 days. Throughout May, 88.5mm (3.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average seawater temperature in May is 28.7°C (83.7°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 Cartagena?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, the average sunshine in May is 6.4h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Cartagena?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Cartagena, Colombia.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in May: 31.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.7°C).

Average rainfall in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in May: 88.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (198.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.9mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.6h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6.4h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

Average UV index in May - Cartagena, Colombia
  • 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).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).