May weather forecast
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne city, Australia with a view of the Federation square across the Yarra River
Melbourne city, Australia with a view of the Federation square across the Yarra River

Weather in May

The last month of the autumn, May, is another mild month in Melbourne, Australia, with an average temperature fluctuating between 15.6°C (60.1°F) and 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Temperature

In Melbourne, the average high-temperature in May marginally drops from an enjoyable 19.3°C (66.7°F) in April to a moderate 15.6°C (60.1°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Melbourne, during 15.8 rainfall days, 42mm (1.65") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 163.4 rainfall days, and 465mm (18.31") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Melbourne, the average seawater temperature in May is 17.2°C (63°F).
Note: For most, swimming in 17.2°C (63°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Melbourne is 10h and 6min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 5:33 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:09 pm AEST.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 6.6h.

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in May transform into the following instructions:
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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Melbourne?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 15.6°C (60.1°F), while the average low-temperature is 9.1°C (48.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Melbourne?

The average relative humidity in May is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Melbourne?

In May, in Melbourne, the rain falls for 15.8 days. Throughout May, 42mm (1.65") of precipitation is accumulated.

How cold is the water in May in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, Australia, in May, the average water temperature is 17.2°C (63°F). For most, swimming in 17.2°C (63°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

How many hours of daylight does Melbourne have in May?

In May, the average day length in Melbourne is 10h and 6min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Melbourne?

On the first day of May in Melbourne, Australia, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 5:33 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:09 pm AEST.

How many hours of sunshine does Melbourne have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May is 6.6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Melbourne?

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index in Melbourne.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, Australia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average temperature in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average high temperature in May: 15.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (12.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 9.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (14.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (6.6°C).

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Average pressure in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average pressure in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average pressure in May: 1020.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1021.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1012.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average wind speed in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average wind speed in May: 12.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (13.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (10.6km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average humidity in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (63%).

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Average rainfall in May
Melbourne, Australia

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

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are August and December (45mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are March and April (34mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average rainfall days in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.8 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (16.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average sea temperature in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 17.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (18.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is September (14.7°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average daylight in May: 10h and 6min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 44min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 6h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The months with the least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average sunshine days in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.7 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are July and August (10.5 days).

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Average UV index in May
Melbourne, Australia

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

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average cloud cover in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average cloud cover in May: 47

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Melbourne, Australia

Average visibility in May - Melbourne, Australia
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February and March (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

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