May is an excellent time to visit the Whitsundays.
You can expect clear, sunny blue skies, mild daily temperatures with lower humidity and the occasional rain shower.
Cooler temperatures make May the perfect time for exploring the Whitsundays' hiking trails and beaches, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.
While you can sail all year round in the Whitsundays, the sailing season is at it’s best between April and October when cooling southeast trades blow consistently between 15 to 25 knots.
|Ave Temp (°C)||23°C (73°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||26°C (78°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||20°C (68°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||7 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||11||11 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Low heat & 80% humidity|
|Days with some Rain||13 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||120mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||25°C (77°F)|
|Hayman Island, Whitsundays|
For the best weather visit the Whitsundays anytime between May and November. However, late March through December are considered the best holiday months.
The Whitsundays enjoy a year-round tropical climate of hot, wet summers, warm, dry winters and a pleasant spring and autumn.
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.
Latest update: Whitsundays weather in May: 18 November, 2018
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