Weather in Whitsunday, Australia in May

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Visiting 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 44.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. 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 Whitsunday. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Whitsunday in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday.

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 44.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. 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 Whitsunday in May?

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

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Whitsunday?

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

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 44.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. 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 Whitsunday. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Whitsunday warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May?

The average day light hours per day in Whitsunday in May are 11.2. The sunshine percentage is 44.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Whitsunday in May

The average maximum temperature in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May

During May the average day light hours are 11.2 per day in Whitsunday. The sunshine percentage is 44.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May

The average sea water temperature in Whitsunday in May is 25.6°C (78.1°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Whitsunday in May

The average total rainfall in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May

The average maximum wind speed in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday in May is from the South East.

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