May Precipitation Averages for South American Cities





The tables below give May averages for rainfall at major cities throughout South America. Each place has a total for how much precipitation it usually gets this month and most have data on the number of days with wet weather.

Included in the group are South America's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The cities are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Asunción to Cochabamba or Córdoba to Montevideo or Natal to Vitíria.

The amounts of rain are averages of historical climate measurements made over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Average May precipitation
Days City Inches Milli­metres
7 Asunción, Paraguay 4.5 113
13 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2.7 69
7 Barranquilla, Colombia 3.8 96
23 Belém, Brazil 12.0 306
3 Belo Horizonte, Brazil 1.1 29
19 Bogotá, Colombia 4.0 102
3 Brasília, Brazil 1.5 39
17 Bucaramanga, Colombia 5.5 140
Buenos Aires, Argentina 2.9 74
16 Cali, Colombia 6.4 163
4 Campinas, Brazil 1.8 46
13 Caracas, Venezuela 3.2 82
9 Cartagena, Colombia 3.8 98
24 Cayenne, French Guiana 20.4 518
1 Cochabamba, Bolivia 0.1 2
May rainfall averages
Days City Inches Milli­metres
Córdoba, Argentina 0.7 19
7 Curitiba, Brazil 4.0 101
19 Fortaleza, Brazil 10.1 256
19 Georgetown, Guyana 11.4 289
4 Goiânia, Brazil 1.4 36
10 Guayaquil, Ecuador 2.5 63
17 Joao Pessoa, Brazil 12.1 307
4 La Paz - El Alto, Bolivia 0.4 11
Lima, Peru 0.0 0
22 Maceió, Brazil 15.0 382
17 Manaus, Brazil 11.0 279
9 Maracaibo, Venezuela 2.6 67
12 Maracay, Venezuela 3.9 99
23 Medellín, Colombia 8.4 214
Mendoza, Argentina 0.3 8
9 Montevideo, Uruguay 3.5 89
Average amount of rain in May
Days City Inches Milli­metres
14 Natal, Brazil 9.4 240
Paramaribo, Suriname 10.5 268
8 Porto Alegre, Brazil 3.5 90
17 Quito, Ecuador 4.2 106
20 Recife, Brazil 12.5 319
6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2.7 70
Rosario, Argentina 1.8 47
20 Salvador, Brazil 14.2 360
10 Santa Cruz, Bolivia 3.8 97
7 Santiago, Chile 1.7 42
20 Sao Luís, Brazil 12.5 317
6 São Paulo, Brazil 2.8 71
1 Sucre, Bolivia 0.2 4
10 Teresina, Brazil 4.5 113
8 Vitíria, Brazil 3.4 86
Reference

The precipitation data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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