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Visiting Airlie Beach, Whitsunday, Australia in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Airlie Beach in the months of August, September, October, November, for the best beach weather.

In May, the weather is generally sunny and dry, with pleasant temperatures and low humidity. Swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities are popular, as the conditions are ideal for spending time outdoors. Snorkeling and diving are excellent, with clear water visibility and an abundance of marine life. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular, with consistent winds. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Airlie Beach in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Airlie Beach in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very warm sea temperatures 26°C (78°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Airlie Beach?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Airlie Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Airlie Beach warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 24°C (75°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Airlie Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Airlie Beach in May are 11.2. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs.

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Crowds in Airlie Beach in May

May is the start of the winter season in Airlie Beach, with cooler temperatures and fewer tourists visiting the area. The beach is generally quiet and not crowded during this month, making it a great time to visit if you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere.

Temperature in Airlie Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 24°C (75°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 20°C (69°F). The minimum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Airlie Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 11.2 per day in Airlie Beach. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs.

The ultraviolet index in Airlie Beach in May is typically 7.5 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 Airlie Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Airlie Beach in May is 25.8°C (78.4°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Airlie Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Airlie Beach in May is 10.6cm (4.2inches) and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Airlie Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Airlie Beach in May is 19°C (67°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Airlie Beach in May is typically 86.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.2% in the previous month and 88.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Airlie Beach in May is typically 74.1%. The average relative humidity is 77.2% in the previous month and 77% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Airlie Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Airlie Beach in May is typically 39KM/H (24MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 40KM/H (25MPH) in the previous month and 37KM/H (23MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Airlie Beach in May is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Airlie Beach in May is from the South East.

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