Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

The last month of the spring, May, is another freezing cold month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature varying between -7.6°C (18.3°F) and -1.2°C (29.8°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature increases considerably, from a subzero cold -9.4°C (15.1°F) in April, to a still freezing cold -1.2°C (29.8°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is -7.6°C (18.3°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 76.4%.

Rainfall

In Iqaluit, it is raining for 1.4 days, with typically 3.1mm (0.1") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Iqaluit, there are 51.7 rainfall days, and 197.2mm (7.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December.

Sea temperature

In Iqaluit, the average seawater 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.

Daylight

In Iqaluit, the average length of the day is 18.4h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 5.8h.

UV index

May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 4 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in May, the average high-temperature is -1.2°C (29.8°F), and the average low-temperature is -7.6°C (18.3°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Iqaluit?

In May, the average relative humidity is 76.4%.

How much does it rain in Iqaluit in May?

In Iqaluit, Canada, during May, the rain falls for 1.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.1mm (0.1") of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in May in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in May, during 12 snowfall days, 276mm (10.9") of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in May in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in May, the average water 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.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 18.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 5.8h.

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

May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the highest UV index in Iqaluit.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in May: -1.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: -7.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in May: 76.4%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in May: 276mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in May: 12 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Iqaluit, 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 and March (-2°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in May: 18.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in May - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in May: 4

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