May weather forecast and climate
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, in the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, in the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
The last month of the autumn, May, is also a moderately hot month in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, with average temperature fluctuating between 29°C (84.2°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In West Island, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a moderately hot 29°C (84.2°F). In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in May, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In West Island, in May, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 192mm (7.56") of accumulated precipitation. In West Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 186 days and collects up to 2082mm (81.97") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

Months with the warmest seawater in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, are January through June, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 11.6h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in West Island are May and July, with an average of 20h of sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in West Island is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 10 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in May, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in May in West Island?

In West Island, during May, the rain falls for 20 days and regularly aggregates up to 192mm (7.56") of precipitation.

What months are the sea warmest in West Island?

Months with the warmest seawater are January through June, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

What is the sea water temperature in May in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in May, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in May in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the average length of the day in May is 11.6h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in West Island?

Months with the most sunshine in West Island are May and July, with an average of 20h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in West Island?

In West Island, the average sunshine in May is 20h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in West Island?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average high temperature in May: 29°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February, March and April (30°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are June, July, August and September (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (25°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (23°C).

Average rainfall in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall in May: 192mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (255mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (99mm).

Average rainfall days in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall days in May: 20 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (11 days).

Average sea temperature in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May and June (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average daylight in May: 11.6h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 20h

Months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 20h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h).

Average UV index in May - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average UV index in May: 10

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 8).