Sydney Weather in May

What's the weather like in Sydney (New South Wales) in May 2022?

The climate in Sydney during May can be summarized as mild and damp.

May is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

Sydney weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 20.2°C 68.3°F
Nightly temperature 11.5°C 52.6°F
Average temperature 15.8°C 60.4°F
Daily sunshine 6.3 hrs
Avg rainfall 108 mm 4.3 ins
Rainy days 11 days
Sea temperature 21.6°C 70.9°F
Humidity 66%
Windspeed 11.9kph 7 mph

On average May is the 6th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 108mm 4.3 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Sydney

Sydney average temperature in May

May rainfall

Sydney average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Sydney 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 Sydney in May 2022.

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Sydney weather stats

Sydney weather statistics
Hottest month: February 26°C 78.8°F
Driest month: September 62mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: August 7.8hrs
Coldest month: July 16.9°C 62.4°F
Wettest month: March 153mm 6ins
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