Canberra
Australia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Canberra, Australia

View of Kings
View of Kings' Avenue in Canberra, Australia, with a far view of the Australian/American Memorial site
May, the last month of the autumn, in Canberra, is another mild month, with average temperature ranging between min 3.2°C (37.8°F) and max 15.6°C (60.1°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from an agreeable 20°C (68°F) in April, to a moderate 15.6°C (60.1°F). In Canberra, in May, the average low-temperature is 3.2°C (37.8°F).

Rainfall

In Canberra, in May, it is raining for 8.4 days, with typically 44.4mm (1.7") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Canberra, there are 106.2 rainfall days, and 616.6mm (24.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 10.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Canberra is 6h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Canberra, Australia, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 3 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in May in Canberra?

In May, the average high-temperature is 15.6°C (60.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.2°C (37.8°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Canberra?

In Canberra, during May, the rain falls for 8.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 44.4mm (1.7") of precipitation.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Canberra, Australia, is 10.3h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Canberra?

The average sunshine in May in Canberra is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Canberra?

In Canberra, Australia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Canberra, Australia
  • Average high temperature in May: 15.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (28°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (11.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 3.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (13.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (-0.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Canberra, Australia
  • Average rainfall in May: 44.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (64.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (40.4mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Canberra, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 8.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (11.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (6.7 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Canberra, Australia
  • Average daylight in May: 10.3h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
The month with least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

Average UV index in May - Canberra, Australia
  • Average UV index in May: 3

Months with the highest UV index are January and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 2).