Hayman Island, Hayman Island Hayman Island, Whitsundays – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Whitsundays Weather in May

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.


Whitsundays – May Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  23°C (73°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  26°C (78°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  20°C (68°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  7 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11  11 hours per day
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon  Low heat & 80% humidity
UV Index 7  High
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  13 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  120mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  25°C (77°F)
Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Best time to visit the 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.

Whitsundays Weather Overview


The Whitsundays – Monthly Review

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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