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Visiting Kotu, Gambia in May

May is one of the best months to visit Kotu for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 30°C (86°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Kotu with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Kotu in one of the other best months of March, April, November, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Kotu in May?

Yes, May is a great time for sunbathing in Kotu.

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

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Can you swim in Kotu in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Kotu with very warm sea temperatures 30°C (86°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in Kotu?

Yes, May is a great time for a holiday in Kotu.

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 30°C (86°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Kotu with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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Is Kotu warm in May?

Yes, Kotu is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Kotu in May is 33°C (91°F). The average maximum temperature is 33°C (91°) in the previous month and 33°C (91°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kotu in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Kotu in May?

The average day light hours per day in Kotu in May are 12.7. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Kotu in May

The average maximum temperature in Kotu in May is 33°C (91°F). The average maximum temperature is 33°C (91°F) in the previous month and 33°C (91°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kotu in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kotu in May is 22°C (71°F). The minimum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Kotu in May

During May the average day light hours are 12.7 per day in Kotu. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.6hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Kotu in May is typically 13.7 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Kotu in May

The average sea water temperature in Kotu in May is 29.8°C (85.6°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Kotu in May

The average total rainfall in Kotu in May is 0.4cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 0.7 rainy days in May making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kotu in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kotu in May is 22°C (71°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Kotu in May is typically 90.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 92.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kotu in May is typically 70%. The average relative humidity is 66.1% in the previous month and 74.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kotu in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kotu in May is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kotu in May is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kotu in May is from the North West.

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