Weather in New South Wales, Australia in May

So you're interested in going to New South Wales, Australia in May

May is a slightly cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in New South Wales. May is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting New South Wales in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in New South Wales in May

The average maximum temperature in New South Wales in May is 20°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in New South Wales in May is 15°. The average temperature ranges is 18° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New South Wales in May is 11°. The minimum temperature is 14° in the previous month and in the next month.

Sunshine in New South Wales in May

The average day light hours per day in New South Wales in May are 10.5 and there are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in New South Wales in May is typically 4.3 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in New South Wales in May

The average sea water temperature in New South Wales in May is 20.6° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in New South Wales in May

The average total rainfall in New South Wales in May is 15.5cm and on average there are 10.7 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New South Wales in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New South Wales in May is 13° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 11° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New South Wales in May is typically 85.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.3% in the previous month and 85.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New South Wales in May is typically 67.4%. The average relative humidity is 66.6% in the previous month and 68.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New South Wales in May

The average maximum wind speed in New South Wales in May is typically 25kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 26kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in New South Wales in May is typically 14kmh. The average wind speed is 14kmh in the previous month and 15kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in New South Wales in May is from the South West.