Sal weather

Our guide to the weather in Sal during May

23

Average high

6

UV Index

2mm

Month rainfall

23

Sea temperature

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Sal, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Sal weather in May.

How warm is it in Sal during May?

The temperature is extremely stable in May with average highs of 23℃ and lows just 1℃ lower at 21℃. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Sal during May?

On average, there will be 2 rainy days during the month, amounting to 2.1mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Sal during May?

The water temperature around Sal reaches a pleasant 23℃ during May. While generally considered warm, some people might find it a little on the cool side on entering the water.

Weather in Sal

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Sal

22.7

Sal weather in

January
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February
21.6

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March
21.8

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April
22.5

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May
22.9

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June
24.0

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July
25.7

Sal weather in

August
26.8

Sal weather in

September
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October
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November
24.1

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December