Noumea
New Caledonia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Noumea, New Caledonia

A beautiful shore park in Noumea, New Caledonia, with a view of the clear calm waters and a distant island
A beautiful shore park in Noumea, New Caledonia, with a view of the clear calm waters and a distant island
May, the last month of the autumn, in Noumea, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 19.8°C (67.6°F) and an average high of 25.2°C (77.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a still moderately hot 25.2°C (77.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Noumea, is 19.8°C (67.6°F).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 16.8 days. Throughout May, 90.6mm (3.6") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 164.1 rainfall days, and 1071.5mm (42.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Noumea, the average water temperature is 25.2°C (77.4°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 11.1h.

Sunshine

In Noumea, the average sunshine is 5.7h.

UV index

In Noumea, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Noumea?

In Noumea, in May, the average high-temperature is 25.2°C (77.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.8°C (67.6°F).

How much does it rain in Noumea in May?

In Noumea, New Caledonia, in May, during 16.8 rainfall days, 90.6mm (3.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Noumea?

In Noumea, the average seawater temperature in May is 25.2°C (77.4°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 Noumea?

In Noumea, the average length of the day in May is 11.1h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Noumea?

In Noumea, the average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Noumea?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average high temperature in May: 25.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (22.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 19.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (17.3°C).

Average rainfall in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall in May: 90.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (134.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (39.2mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (17.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (9.3 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 25.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (27.5°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (22.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average daylight in May: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.5h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5.7h

The month with most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 8.4h).
The month with least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

Average UV index in May - Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 5).