May – the last month of spring – is an excellent time to visit Aruba, with hot weather and limited rainfall.
You can expect hot weather, mainly sunny skies and around eight hours of sunshine daily in May.
How hot is it in Aruba in May?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 32°C (89°F) in Aruba in May, with high heat and humidity, falling to 26°C (78°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Aruba in May?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Aruba in May – that's around 65% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:15am with sunset around 7:00pm.
How warm is the sea around Aruba in May?
The average sea temperature at Aruba in May is 27°C (80°F), which is excellent for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Does it rain in Aruba in May?
There is usually only two days of rain in Aruba during May, with an average monthly rainfall of 14mm (0.5in).
How windy is it in Aruba in May?
May has an average hourly wind speed of around 32 kilometres per hour (17 knots; 19mph). The predominant wind direction is from the south.
What to do in Aruba in May?
Weather conditions in Aruba in May are excellent for watersports activities.
Labour Day – 1 May; Ascension Day – 39 days after Easter Sunday.
|High Temp: 32°C (89°F)|
|Low Temp: 26°C (78°F)|
|Sunshine: 8 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 32 km/h (17 knots; 19mph)|
|Rainfall: 14mm (0.5in) per month|
|Wet Days: 2 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity|
|UV Index: Very high|
|Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
The best time to visit Aruba is from mid-February to May, when there is minimal to no rainfall. However, anytime is good to visit Aruba.
Aruba experiences a tropical semi-arid climate with little rainfall and a long dry season from late-January to September.
It's hot and muggy year-round, with daytime temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F) throughout the year; but trade winds generally temper the heat.
Note: Meteorological data for Aruba is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), also known as Aruba Airport, located less than 2km south of the capital, Oranjestad. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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: Aruba weather in May: 29 September, 2023
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