Cairns Weather in May

What's the weather like in Cairns (Queensland) in May 2023?

The climate in Cairns during May can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.

May is in the fall / autumn in Cairns and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

Cairns weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 26.8°C 80.2°F
Nightly temperature 19.3°C 66.7°F
Average temperature 23°C 73.4°F
Daily sunshine 6.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 138 mm 5.4 ins
Rainy days 8 days
Sea temperature 26.2°C 79.1°F
Humidity 70%
Windspeed 19.8kph 12 mph

On average May is the 6th wettest month of the year in Cairns with around 138mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Cairns

Cairns average temperature in May

May rainfall

Cairns average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Cairns average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Cairns in May 2023.

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Cairns weather stats

Cairns weather statistics
Hottest month: January 30.8°C 87.4°F
Driest month: August 38mm 1.5ins
Sunniest month: October 9hrs
Coldest month: July 24.6°C 76.3°F
Wettest month: March 442mm 17.4ins
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