Weather in Brisbane, Australia in May

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Visiting Brisbane, Australia in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 12.2cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Brisbane. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). May is a good month for swimming in Brisbane with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting Brisbane in the months of February, September, October, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Brisbane in May?

Yes, May is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Brisbane.

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 12.2cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Brisbane in May?

Yes, May is a good month for swimming in Brisbane with warm sea temperatures 24°C (74°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Brisbane?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Brisbane.

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 12.2cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Brisbane. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). May is a good month for swimming in Brisbane with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Brisbane warm in May?

Yes, Brisbane is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Brisbane in May is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Brisbane in May is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Brisbane in May?

The average day light hours per day in Brisbane in May are 10.8. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Brisbane in May

The average maximum temperature in Brisbane in May is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°F) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Brisbane in May is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Brisbane in May is 13°C (55°F). The minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Brisbane in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.8 per day in Brisbane. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Brisbane in May is typically 5.3 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 Brisbane in May

The average sea water temperature in Brisbane in May is 23.5°C (74.3°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Brisbane in May

The average total rainfall in Brisbane in May is 12.2cm (4.8inches) and on average there are 11.4 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Brisbane in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Brisbane in May is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Brisbane in May is typically 93.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.4% in the previous month and 93% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Brisbane in May is typically 72%. The average relative humidity is 74.4% in the previous month and 72.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Brisbane in May

The average maximum wind speed in Brisbane in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Brisbane in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Brisbane in May is from the South-Southwest.

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