Weather in May in Mongolia

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

What is the weather like in Mongolia in May?

The weather in Mongolia in May ranges from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Tsetserleg with 16°C (61°F) to warm temperatures in Zamiin Ude with 23°C (73°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C (43°F) in Zamiin Ude and 2°C (36°F) in Tsetserleg .

Precipitation ranges from low in Baitag with 6mm (0.2inch) rainfall to moderate in Tsetserleg with 33mm (1.3inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 300 hours of sunshine in Ulaanbaatar during the whole month.

Where to go in Mongolia in May

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

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

Average weather in Ulaanbaatar

In May Ulaanbaatar generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (38°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Ulaanbaatar
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
<<  
10°C / 50°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
263 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
7 days 
18°C / 64°F 
4°C / 38°F 
300 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
10°C / 50°F 
270 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
13 days 
Climate in Ulaanbaatar

Average weather in Gobi desert

In May Gobi desert generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (40°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Gobi desert
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
21°C / 69°F 
5°C / 40°F 
10mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 78°F 
11°C / 51°F 
15mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
Climate in Gobi desert

Average weather in Baitag

In May Baitag generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Baitag
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
295 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
21°C / 70°F 
5°C / 41°F 
333 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
11°C / 52°F 
342 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
Climate in Baitag

Average weather in Baruun Urt

In May Baruun Urt generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (37°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Baruun Urt
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
10°C / 50°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
275 hours 
7mm / 0.3inch 
19°C / 66°F 
3°C / 37°F 
305 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
June   >> June
>>  
24°C / 75°F 
11°C / 52°F 
303 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
Climate in Baruun Urt

Average weather in Dalanzadgad

In May Dalanzadgad generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Dalanzadgad
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
0°C / 32°F 
5mm / 0.2inch 
21°C / 70°F 
7°C / 45°F 
12mm / 0.5inch 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
12°C / 54°F 
18mm / 0.7inch 
Climate in Dalanzadgad

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Is May the best time to go to Mongolia?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Mongolia with commonly perfect weather in Ulaanbaatar. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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

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