The climate in Basse-Terre during May can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.
May is in the spring in Basse-Terre and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||27.3°C 81.1°F|
|Nightly temperature||19.9°C 67.9°F|
|Average temperature||23.6°C 74.5°F|
|Daily sunshine||8.1 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||296 mm 11.7 ins|
|Rainy days||20 days|
|Sea temperature||27.7°C 81.9°F|
|Windspeed||19.1kph 12 mph|
On average May is the 6th driest month of the year in Basse-Terre with around 296mm 11.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.
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 Basse-Terre in May 2023.
|Hottest month:||August||28°C 82.4°F|
|Driest month:||February||149mm 5.9ins|
|Coldest month:||February||25.2°C 77.4°F|
|Wettest month:||September||385mm 15.2ins|