Brisbane
Australia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Brisbane, Australia

Sunset in Brisbane, Australia, with a view of the Brisbane River and cloudy evening skies
Sunset in Brisbane, Australia, with a view of the Brisbane River and cloudy evening skies
May, the last month of the autumn, in Brisbane, is also an agreeable month, with average temperature varying between 15.4°C (59.7°F) and 21.9°C (71.4°F).

Temperature

In Brisbane, the average high-temperature in May is almost the same as in April - an agreeable 21.9°C (71.4°F). The average low-temperature, is 15.4°C (59.7°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Brisbane is 73%.

Rainfall

In Brisbane, in May, it is raining for 15.9 days, with typically 42mm (1.65") of accumulated precipitation. In Brisbane, Australia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 178.8 days and collects up to 665mm (26.18") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Brisbane, the average seawater temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 24°C (75.2°F).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 10.8h.

Sunshine

In Brisbane, Australia, the average sunshine is 6.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Brisbane?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Brisbane, Australia, is 21.9°C (71.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 15.4°C (59.7°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, the average relative humidity in May is 73%.

How much does it rain in Brisbane in May?

In Brisbane, Australia, in May, it is raining for 15.9 days, with typically 42mm (1.65") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, in May, the average water temperature is 24°C (75.2°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 24°C (75.2°F).

What is the average length of the day in May in Brisbane?

The average length of the day in May in Brisbane is 10.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Brisbane?

In May, the average sunshine in Brisbane, Australia, is 6.6h.

How high is the UV index in May in Brisbane?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average high temperature in May: 21.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (28.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (19.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 15.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (22.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (12.7°C).

Average humidity in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average humidity in May: 73%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and March (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (68%).

Average rainfall in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average rainfall in May: 42mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (89mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (26mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (9.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 24°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July and August (21°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average daylight in May: 10.8h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6.6h

The month with most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average UV index in May - Brisbane, Australia
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 4).