Weather in Barbados in May

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

Temperature in Barbados in May

The average maximum temperature in Barbados in May is 30°. The average maximum temperature is 30° in the previous month and 30° in the next month.

The average temperature in Barbados in May is 28°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Barbados in May is 26°. The minimum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

Sunshine in Barbados in May

The average day light hours per day in Barbados in May are 12.7 and there are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Barbados in May is typically 13.7 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 Barbados in May

The average sea water temperature in Barbados in May is 27.5° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Barbados in May

The average total rainfall in Barbados in May is 10cm and on average there are 16 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Barbados in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Barbados in May is 25° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 24° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Barbados in May is typically 89.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.3% in the previous month and 90.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Barbados in May is typically 78.1%. The average relative humidity is 77.5% in the previous month and 80% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Barbados in May

The average maximum wind speed in Barbados in May is typically 33kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 34kmh in the previous month and 38kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Barbados in May is typically 24kmh. The average wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 28kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Barbados in May is from the East-Southeast.

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