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India Weather in May

May is the hottest month in India with scorching weather. The temperature may reach a very high level. The average daytime temperature is 36℃ (96.8℉) and the average night temperature is 24℃ (75.2℉). In some areas, especially the central India, it’s common that the temperature rises above 40℃ (104℉). As the rainy season draws near, the rainfall increases but is still not very much. The weather generally keeps dry and hot. Although it seems unfit for travelling to India in May, actually it’s a good choice to visit some summer resorts in north India during this period.
The hottest cities in India in May:
Jaipur: 42℃ (107.6℉),  Ahmedabad: 42℃ (107.6℉),  Hyderabad: 41℃ (105.8℉),  Varanasi: 41℃ (105.8℉)
The coldest cities in India in May:
Amritsar: 22℃ (71.6℉),  Bangalore: 22℃ (71.6℉),  Guwahati: 23℃ (73.4℉),  Pune: 23℃ (73.4℉)  

Averages for India Weather in May

High Temperature
36°C (96.8°F)
Low Temperature
24°C (75.2°F)
91 mm (3.6 in)
05:24 ~ 05:41
18:56 ~ 19:14

May Temperatures in India

What to Wear
You can wear some thin and breathable shirt, light pants and long dress. Besides, a parasol and sunhat can also help you. Remember to protect yourself from the strong ultraviolet rays if traveling in India in May. Although the temperature is high, you shouldn’t expose too much of your skin under the solar radiation.

May Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips

Tourism Rate: 

The Valley of Flowers National Park
The park is located in the Uttarakhand State in north India, belonging to the Himalayas range. It is famous for a variety of alpine flora and fauna. The mountains are carpeted with colorful flowers and the peak of the snow mountain is cloud-kissing, all of which make the Valley of Flowers National Park the best summer garden resort in India.

Hemkund Lake
It’s the holy lake of Hinduism and Sikhism which is surrounded by seven snow mountains. The famous Sikhism temple, Hemkund Sahib, is beside the lake. Visitors can enjoy free porridge and milk tea there.

Nanda Devi National Park

It’s a large glacial basin in north India and is regarded as a sacred place for the unspoiled original natural condition. The climate in this park is very peculiar. It always turns cloudy in the afternoon and may shower or rain. Visitors can see tall conifers, cedars and birches in the valley of this park. Also you can see several of rare animals and unmelted snow even though you travel here in May.

Read More: 5 Places to Visit in May

May Weather of Major India Cities
Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
41°C/ 105.8°F 27°C / 80.6°F 07:25/ 17:32 44
42°C / 107.6°F 27°C / 80.6°F 07:20/ 18:07 84
41°C / 105.8°F 22°C / 71.6°F 07:56/ 18:38 79
33°C / 91.4°F 22°C / 71.6°F 07:45/ 18:30 83
41°C / 105.8°F 27°C / 80.6°F 07:08/ 18:13 72
38°C / 100.4°F 24°C / 75.2°F 07:23/ 18:22 73
39°C / 102.2°F
26°C / 78.8°F 07:41/ 18:34 79
32°C / 89.6°F 23°C / 73.4°F 06:51/ 17:35 75
41°C / 105.8°F 26°C / 78.8°F 06:58/ 16:36 72
42°C / 107.6°F   27°C / 80.6°F 07:44/ 17:48 57
36°C / 96.8°F 26°C / 78.8°F 07:03/ 18:11 74
40°C / 104°F 24°C / 75.2°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
33°C / 91.4°F
25°C / 77°F

New Delhi
37°C / 98.6°F
21°C / 69.8°F

37°C / 98.6°F
22°C / 71.6°F   

38°C / 100.4°F
20°C / 68°F

31°C / 87.8°F
23°C / 73.4°F

39°C / 102.2°F
23°C / 73.4°F