Weather in Whitsunday Islands, Australia in May

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

Temperature in Whitsunday Islands in May

The average maximum temperature in Whitsunday Islands in May is 24°. The average maximum temperature is 26° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average temperature in Whitsunday Islands in May is 22°. The average temperature ranges is 24° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Whitsunday Islands in May is 20°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

Sunshine in Whitsunday Islands in May

The average day light hours per day in Whitsunday Islands in May are 11.2 and there are 3.9 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it not a particularly sunny month.

The ultraviolet index in Whitsunday Islands in May is typically 7.5 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 Whitsunday Islands in May

The average sea water temperature in Whitsunday Islands in May is 25.5° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Whitsunday Islands in May

The average total rainfall in Whitsunday Islands in May is 53.2cm and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Whitsunday Islands in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whitsunday Islands in May is 19° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 22° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Whitsunday Islands in May is typically 86.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.2% in the previous month and 88.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Whitsunday Islands in May is typically 74.1%. The average relative humidity is 77.2% in the previous month and 77% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Whitsunday Islands in May

The average maximum wind speed in Whitsunday Islands in May is typically 39kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 40kmh in the previous month and 37kmh in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Whitsunday Islands in May is from the South East.

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