Cameroon weather in May

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Cameroon. Is this month a good time to go to Cameroon? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Cameroon in May?

The weather conditions in Cameroon in May range from poor to tolerable depending on the destination.

During May in Cameroon, the average maximum temperature ranges from high in Koundja with 26°C (79°F) to very high in Douala with 31°C (88°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (74°F) in Douala and 17°C (63°F) in Koundja. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in May ranges from heavy in Batouri with an average of 173mm (6.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Kribi with 299mm (12inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 177 hours of sunshine in Douala during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Cameroon.

Where to go in Cameroon in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Cameroon on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Cameroon

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Cameroon?

Average weather in Douala

In May Douala generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Douala
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
244mm / 9.6inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
269mm / 11inch 
21 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
125 hours 
355mm / 14inch 
22 days 
poor 
Climate in Douala

Average weather in Yaoundé

In May Yaoundé generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (69°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Yaoundé
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
166 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
15 days 
28°C / 82°F 
20°C / 69°F 
169 hours 
201mm / 7.9inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 80°F 
20°C / 68°F 
1,265 hours 
162mm / 6.4inch 
14 days 
Climate in Yaoundé

Average weather in Kribi

In May Kribi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kribi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
234mm / 9.2inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
299mm / 12inch 
20 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
278mm / 11inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Kribi

Average weather in Limbe

In May Limbe generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Limbe
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
244mm / 9.6inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
269mm / 11inch 
21 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
125 hours 
355mm / 14inch 
22 days 
poor 
Climate in Limbe

Average weather in Bamenda

In May Bamenda generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (79°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Bamenda
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
17°C / 63°F 
210 hours 
161mm / 6.3inch 
16 days 
26°C / 79°F 
17°C / 63°F 
214 hours 
183mm / 7.2inch 
19 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
16°C / 61°F 
189 hours 
192mm / 7.6inch 
20 days 
Climate in Bamenda

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Is May the best time to go to Cameroon?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Cameroon with commonly poor weather in Douala.

On average the best time to visit Cameroon is in December with generally perfect weather in Douala. The worst months are April, May, June, July, August, September and October that can have poor weather conditions.

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