Weather in Cairns, Australia in May

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May is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Cairns. May is an excellent month for swimming in Cairns with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Cairns in the months of August, September, October, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Cairns in May

The average maximum temperature in Cairns in May is 27°. The average maximum temperature is 29° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cairns in May is 24°. The average temperature ranges is 25° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cairns in May is 20°. The minimum temperature is 22° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cairns in May

The average day light hours per day in Cairns in May are 11.3 and there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Cairns in May is typically 8.7 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and 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. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cairns in May

The average sea water temperature in Cairns in May is 27.3° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cairns in May

The average total rainfall in Cairns in May is 26.8cm and on average there are 16 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cairns in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cairns in May is 20° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 22° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cairns in May is typically 91.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.4% in the previous month and 91.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cairns in May is typically 74.2%. The average relative humidity is 77.2% in the previous month and 73.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cairns in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cairns in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cairns in May is typically 17kmh. The average wind speed is 17kmh in the previous month and 16kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cairns in May is from the South-Southeast.

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