New Delhi weather in May (Delhi NCR, India)

How is the weather in New Delhi in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, New Delhi generally has very high temperatures and low rainfall. May falls within the summer season. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 106°F (show in °C), while night temperatures can drop to 80°F. On average, it is the warmest month of the year. So be prepared and pack summer clothes. Embrace the warmth, but always stay equipped with your summer essentials to make the most of this toasty month.

New Delhi in May usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 0.8 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 2 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 286 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days January, February, March, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June, July, August and September tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized New Delhi climate page with graphs.


New Delhi, monthly averages in May

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 80.2°F  
Max Temperature 106°F  
Chance of Rain 5%  
Precipitation 0.8 inches  
Rainy days 2 days  
Humidity 26%  
Windspeed 7 mph  
Sunshine 286 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in India in May

Find out more about the weather in India in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in New Delhi in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.


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