Yaoundé weather in May (Cameroon)

How is the weather in Yaoundé in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, the weather in Yaoundé generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 30°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 21°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Yaoundé in May usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 180 mm (show in inches) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 18 days of rain are anticipated.

The area enjoys a balanced 169 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures January, February, June, July, August, November and December typically offer the best weather. While April and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Yaoundé climate page with graphs.


Yaoundé, monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 20.9°C  
Max Temperature 29.7°C  
Chance of Rain 61%  
Precipitation 180 mm  
Rainy days 18 days  
Humidity 84%  
Windspeed 4 km/h  
Sunshine 169 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Cameroon in May

Find out more about the weather in Cameroon 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 Yaoundé 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. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. ​ ​

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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