May is an excellent time to visit Tahiti as it falls in the shoulder season between the wet and dry seasons.
You can expect mainly clear, sunny skies with the occasional rain showers that are generally short-lived.
How hot is it in Tahiti in May?
Daytime temperatures average a high of 30°C (86°F) in Tahiti in May, with a night-time low of 23°C (73°F). You can expect moderate to high heat and humidity.
How sunny is it in Tahiti in May?
There are normally seven hours of sunshine each day in Tahiti in May – that's around 66% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:15am with sunset around 5:35pm.
How warm is the sea in Tahiti in May?
The average sea temperature in Tahiti in May is 28°C (82°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in Tahiti in May?
There are usually seven days with some rain in Tahiti in May and the average monthly rainfall is 63mm (2.4in).
How windy is it in Tahiti in May?
May sees an average wind speed of around 18 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph). The predominant average wind direction in Tahiti is from the east.
What to do in Tahiti in May?
May offers a good combination of weather – for a range of water sports – and availability of hotel rooms.
Public holidays are held on 1st May – Labour Day; 8th May – VE Day (Victory in Europe Day – WWII); and in late-May for Ascension.
|High Temp: 30°C (86°F)|
|Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 18 km/h (10 knots; 12 mph)|
|Wet Days: 7 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 63mm (2.4in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 81% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)|
The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season from late-May to mid-October, when the average high daytime temperature of 29°C (84°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.
June through September is also the coolest and the least rainy time of the year.
French Polynesia enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round.
Note: Meteorological data for Tahiti is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from Meteo France (French Polynesia) at the closest weather station, Fa'a'ā International Airport, located 5km (3mi) southwest of Papeete. 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: Tahiti weather in May: 12 October, 2023
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