Pape'ete
French Polynesia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Pape'ete, French Polynesia

Early morning in the mountainous city of Papeete, in French Polynesia, overlooking calm waters in the front
Early morning in the mountainous city of Papeete, in French Polynesia, overlooking calm waters in the front
May, the last month of the autumn, in Pape'ete, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 23.2°C (73.8°F) and 30.4°C (86.7°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F). In Pape'ete, the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Rainfall

In Pape'ete, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 117.4mm (4.6") of accumulated precipitation. In Pape'ete, during the entire year, the rain falls for 115 days and collects up to 1687.7mm (66.4") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Pape'ete, the average seawater temperature is 27.9°C (82.2°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 11.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 7.4h.

UV index

In Pape'ete, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 8 transform into the following instructions:
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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 Pape'ete?

In May, the average high-temperature is 30.4°C (86.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F).

How much does it rain in Pape'ete in May?

In Pape'ete, French Polynesia, in May, during 10 rainfall days, 117.4mm (4.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, French Polynesia, in May, the average water temperature is 27.9°C (82.2°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in May in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, the average length of the day in May is 11.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Pape'ete have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Pape'ete is 7.4h.

How high is the UV index in May in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, French Polynesia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Pape
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (21.5°C).

Average rainfall in May - Pape
  • Average rainfall in May: 117.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (327.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Pape
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and March (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (4 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Pape
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is March (28.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (26.4°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Pape
  • Average daylight in May: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.4h

Months with most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

Average UV index in May - Pape
  • Average UV index in May: 8

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).