Cape Dorset
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Cape Dorset, Canada

The last month of the spring, May, is another freezing cold month in Cape Dorset, Canada, with average temperature ranging between max -2.5°C (27.5°F) and min -8°C (17.6°F).

Temperature

In Cape Dorset, the average high-temperature rises, from -9.9°C (14.2°F) in April, to a still freezing cold -2.5°C (27.5°F). In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average low-temperature is -8°C (17.6°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 82.6%.

Rainfall

In Cape Dorset, in May, during 1.9 rainfall days, 4mm (0.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cape Dorset, Canada, there are 47.7 rainfall days, and 158mm (6.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall. In Cape Dorset, Canada, in May, snow falls for 14.6 days, with typically accumulated 297mm (11.7") of snow. In Cape Dorset, Canada, during the entire year, snow falls for 143.6 days, and aggregates up to 2906mm (114.4") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Cape Dorset, the average seawater temperature is -1°C (30.2°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In Cape Dorset, the average length of the day is 18.6h.

Sunshine

In Cape Dorset, the average sunshine in May is 5.1h.

UV index

In Cape Dorset, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in May in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, in May, the average high-temperature is -2.5°C (27.5°F), and the average low-temperature is -8°C (17.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, the average relative humidity in May is 82.6%.

How many days does it rain in May in Cape Dorset?

In May, the rain falls for 1.9 days. Throughout May, 4mm (0.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Cape Dorset in May?

In Cape Dorset, in May, snow falls for 14.6 days, with typically accumulated 297mm (11.7") of snow.

What is the sea temperature in May in Cape Dorset?

In May, the average sea temperature is -1°C (30.2°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in May in Cape Dorset?

The average length of the day in May is 18.6h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Cape Dorset?

In May, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Cape Dorset?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average high temperature in May: -2.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (11.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: -8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (3.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-28.7°C).

Average humidity in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average humidity in May: 82.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (68%).

Average rainfall in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall in May: 4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March, November and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall in May: 297mm

The month with the highest snowfall is November (506mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (2mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in May: 14.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (19.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in May: -1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (-2°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average daylight in May: 18.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in May - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average UV index in May: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).