Chennai Weather in May

What's the weather like in Chennai (Tamil Nādu) in May 2024?

The climate in Chennai during May can be summarized as very hot and reasonably dry.

May is in the spring in Chennai and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 38°C (101°F), whilst at night 28°C (82°F) is normal.

Chennai weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 38.4°C 101°F
Nightly temperature 27.9°C 82.1°F
Average temperature 33.1°C 91.6°F
Daily sunshine 9.2 hrs
Avg rainfall 38 mm 1.5 ins
Rainy days 2 days
Sea temperature 29.9°C 85.9°F
Humidity 64%
Windspeed 12.2kph 8 mph

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Chennai with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Chennai

Chennai average temperature in May

May rainfall

Chennai average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Chennai average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Chennai in May 2024.

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Chennai weather stats

Chennai weather statistics
Hottest month: May 38.1°C 100.6°F
Driest month: March 4mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: February 10hrs
Coldest month: January 29.1°C 84.4°F
Wettest month: November 343mm 13.5ins
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