Weather in May in Gabon

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May in Gabon. Is this month a good time to go to Gabon? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Gabon in May?

The weather in Gabon in May ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Moanda with 28°C (82°F) to very warm temperatures in Lambarene with 31°C (88°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in Lambarene and 20°C (68°F) in Moanda. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Mayumba with 74mm (2.9inch) rainfall to heavy in Libreville with 244mm (9.6inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 162 hours of sunshine in Libreville during the whole month.

Where to go in Gabon in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Gabon 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 Gabon

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

Average weather in Libreville

In May Libreville generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Libreville
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
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
178 hours 
340mm / 13inch 
19 days 
poor 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
162 hours 
244mm / 9.6inch 
15 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
23°C / 73°F 
131 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
3 days 
Climate in Libreville

Average weather in Pointe Denis

In May Pointe Denis generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Pointe Denis
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
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
178 hours 
340mm / 13inch 
19 days 
poor 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
162 hours 
244mm / 9.6inch 
15 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
23°C / 73°F 
131 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
3 days 
Climate in Pointe Denis

Average weather in Port-Gentil

In May Port-Gentil generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Port-Gentil
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
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 76°F 
152 hours 
302mm / 12inch 
15 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
24°C / 75°F 
149 hours 
152mm / 6inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
159 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
1 day 
Climate in Port-Gentil

Average weather in Makokou

In May Makokou generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Makokou
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
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
20°C / 68°F 
153 hours 
228mm / 9inch 
16 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
153 hours 
208mm / 8.2inch 
15 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
19°C / 66°F 
95 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
6 days 
Climate in Makokou

Average weather in Mayumba

In May Mayumba generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Mayumba
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 74°F 
124mm / 4.9inch 
10 days 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 73°F 
74mm / 2.9inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
21°C / 70°F 
6mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
Climate in Mayumba

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Is May the best time to go to Gabon?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Gabon with commonly unpleasant weather in Libreville.

On average the best time to visit Gabon is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Libreville. The worst months are February, March, April, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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