Weather in Sydney, Australia in May

So you're interested in going to Sydney, Australia in May

May is a warm and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Sydney. May is a good month for swimming in Sydney with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Sydney in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Sydney in May

The average maximum temperature in Sydney in May is 20°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in Sydney in May is 16°. The average temperature ranges is 19° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Sydney in May is 12°. The minimum temperature is 15° in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

Sunshine in Sydney in May

The average day light hours per day in Sydney in May are 10.4 and there are 8.4 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Sydney in May is typically 3.5 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Sydney in May

The average sea water temperature in Sydney in May is 22.2° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Sydney in May

The average total rainfall in Sydney in May is 8.2cm and on average there are 11.9 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Sydney in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Sydney in May is 13° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 11° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Sydney in May is typically 87%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.8% in the previous month and 87.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Sydney in May is typically 67.5%. The average relative humidity is 69.3% in the previous month and 69.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Sydney in May

The average maximum wind speed in Sydney in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 31kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Sydney in May is typically 17kmh. The average wind speed is 17kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Sydney in May is from the West-Northwest.

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