Weather in French Polynesia in May

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May is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in French Polynesia. May is an excellent month for swimming in French Polynesia with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting French Polynesia in the months of April, May, June, July, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in French Polynesia in May

The average maximum temperature in French Polynesia in May is 30°. The average maximum temperature is 31° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average temperature in French Polynesia in May is 27°. The average temperature ranges is 28° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in French Polynesia in May is 24°. The minimum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

Sunshine in French Polynesia in May

The average day light hours per day in French Polynesia in May are 11.3 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 French Polynesia in May is typically 8.5 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 French Polynesia in May

The average sea water temperature in French Polynesia in May is 27.8° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in French Polynesia in May

The average total rainfall in French Polynesia in May is 0.7cm and on average there are 8.1 rainy days in May making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in French Polynesia in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in French Polynesia in May is 23° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 24° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in French Polynesia in May is typically 86.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.6% in the previous month and 85.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in French Polynesia in May is typically 74.4%. The average relative humidity is 74% in the previous month and 73.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in French Polynesia in May

The average maximum wind speed in French Polynesia in May is typically 22kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 23kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in French Polynesia in May is typically 9kmh. The average wind speed is 8kmh in the previous month and 9kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in French Polynesia in May is from the South East.

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