May is an excellent time to visit Airlie Beach. You can expect sunny blue skies, mild temperatures with lower humidity and the occasional rain shower.
How hot is it in Airlie Beach in May?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 26°C (78°F) in Airlie Beach in May with low heat and humidity, falling to 16°C (60°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Airlie Beach in May?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in Airlie Beach in May – that's around 60% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 5:30pm.
How warm is the sea around Airlie Beach in May?
The average sea temperature around Airlie Beach in May is 24°C (75°F), which is warm enough for swimming.
Does it rain in Airlie Beach in May?
There are usually six days with some rain in Airlie Beach in May and the average monthly rainfall is around 41mm (1.6in).
How windy is it in Airlie Beach in May?
May sees an average wind speed of 13km/h (8 mph; 7 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south-east and east.
What to do in Airlie Beach in May?
May is perfect for exploring beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and hiking trails. It's also excellent for sailing.
Labour Day – 1st May.
|High Temp: 26°C (78°F)|
|Low Temp: 16°C (60°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 13 km/h (8 mph; 7 knots)|
|Rainfall: 41mm (1.6in) per month|
|Wet Days: 6 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & 75% humidity|
|UV Index: Moderate|
|Sea Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Airlie Beach, Whitsundays|
Anytime, but for the best weather visit Airlie Beach anytime during the winter dry season from May to November.
Note: Meteorological data for Airlie Beach is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Proserpine Airport (PPP), also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport, which is located 39km (24mi) southwest of Airlie Beach. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Airlie Beach weather in May: 29 September, 2023
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