Weather in The Cook Islands in May

So you're interested in going to The Cook Islands in May

May is a hot and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in The Cook Islands. May is an excellent month for swimming in The Cook Islands with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting The Cook Islands in the months of March, April, November, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in The Cook Islands in May

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

The average temperature in The Cook Islands in May is 25°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in The Cook Islands in May is 22°. The minimum temperature is 24° in the previous month and 21° in the next month.

Sunshine in The Cook Islands in May

The average day light hours per day in The Cook Islands in May are 11.1 and there are 5 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in The Cook Islands in May is typically 7.2 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 The Cook Islands in May

The average sea water temperature in The Cook Islands in May is 26.1° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in The Cook Islands in May

The average total rainfall in The Cook Islands in May is 1.6cm and on average there are 12 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in The Cook Islands in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in The Cook Islands 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 21° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in The Cook Islands in May is typically 91.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.8% in the previous month and 89.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in The Cook Islands in May is typically 80.1%. The average relative humidity is 81.6% in the previous month and 77.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in The Cook Islands in May

The average maximum wind speed in The Cook Islands in May is typically 24kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 23kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in The Cook Islands in May is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

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

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