Canterbury
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Canterbury, United Kingdom

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderate month in Canterbury, United Kingdom, with temperature in the range of an average high of 15°C (59°F) and an average low of 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

In Canterbury, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a cool 11°C (51.8°F) in April, to a moderate 15°C (59°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F).

Rainfall

May is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 13 days and accumulates 48mm (1.9") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 15.6h.

Sunshine

May and June, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

In Canterbury, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in May in Canterbury?

In May, in Canterbury, the average high-temperature is 15°C (59°F), and the average low-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Canterbury?

In Canterbury, United Kingdom, during May, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 48mm (1.9") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Canterbury?

The month with the least rainfall in Canterbury is May when the rain falls for 13 days and typically collects 48mm (1.9") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Canterbury have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 15.6h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Canterbury?

Months with the most sunshine in Canterbury, United Kingdom, are May and June, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Canterbury have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 7h.

How high is the UV index in May in Canterbury?

In Canterbury, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 15°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 7°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (12°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 48mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (88mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (48mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (18 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July and August (11 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in May: 15.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 7h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 2).

Average UV index in May - Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 0).