Weather in Shelly Beach, Sydney, Australia in May

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

May is a warm and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Shelly Beach. May is a good month for swimming in Shelly Beach with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Shelly Beach in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

May sees the arrival of autumn weather, with cooler temperatures and more frequent rain showers. Swimming and sunbathing may not be as popular during this month, but snorkeling and diving can still be enjoyed on calmer days. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing can be enjoyed by those who are prepared for the cooler conditions and occasional rain showers. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Crowds in Shelly Beach in May

May is the beginning of the cooler months in Sydney, and the crowds at Shelly Beach significantly decrease. The weather is not ideal for swimming or sunbathing, and there are no public holidays or special events that draw crowds to the beach.

Temperature in Shelly Beach in May

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

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

Sunshine in Shelly Beach in May

The average day light hours per day in Shelly Beach 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 Shelly Beach 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 Shelly Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Shelly Beach in May is 22° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Shelly Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Shelly Beach in May is 8.5cm and on average there are 10.9 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Shelly Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Shelly Beach in May is 12° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 16° in the previous month and 11° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Shelly Beach in May is typically 85.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.6% in the previous month and 86.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Shelly Beach in May is typically 65.7%. The average relative humidity is 68.5% in the previous month and 68.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Shelly Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Shelly Beach in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 31kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Shelly Beach in May is typically 17kmh. The average wind speed is 17kmh in the previous month and 19kmh in the next month.

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

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