May – the last month of autumn – is an excellent time to visit Monkey Mia & Shark Bay with moderate heat and a gentle sea breeze.
Locals reckon that this the best time to visit for swimming, boating, camping and stargazing.
You can expect clear sunny skies and around eight hours of sunshine daily in May, with little or no rainfall.
How hot is it in Monkey Mia in May?
May has an average high temperature of 27°C (80°F) in Monkey Mia, with moderate heat and humidity, and a low of 14°C (57°F).
However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may reach 31°C (78°F).
How sunny is it in Monkey Mia in May?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Monkey Mia in May – that's around 71% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:55am with sunset around 5:45pm.
How warm is the sea around Monkey Mia in May?
The average sea temperature at Monkey Mia in May is 23°C (73°F), which is acceptable for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Does it rain in Monkey Mia in May?
There is usually 24mm (1in) of rainfall in Monkey Mia during May, distributed across three days.
How windy is it in Monkey Mia in May?
May has an average hourly wind speed of around 19 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 10 knots) in Monkey Mia. The predominant wind direction is from the south.
What to do in Monkey Mia in May?
Weather conditions in Monkey Mia in May are good for watersports activities.
|High Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
|Low Temp: 14°C (57°F)|
|Sunshine: 8 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 19 km/h (12 mph; 10 knots)|
|Rainfall: 24mm (1in) per month|
|Wet Days: 3 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 62% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia|
To avoid the intense heat of summer, the best time to visit Monkey Mia & Shark Bay is between April and October, when you can experience warm sunny days with clear blue skies.
However, anytime is good to visit Shark Bay: it really depends on what you plan on doing.
Shark Bay experiences a desert climate with very hot summers and warm to mild winters.
Note: Meteorological data for Monkey Mia & Shark Bay is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2000 to 2023, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Shark Bay Airport (MJK), located 8km (5mi) north of Denham and 18km (11mi) south of Monkey Mia. 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: Shark Bay / Monkey Mia weather in May: 29 September, 2023
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