May weather forecast
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond
The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Philipsburg, is another tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average high of 30°C (86°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature remains equal as in April - a still tropical 30°C (86°F). The average low-temperature, in Philipsburg, is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, in May, during 15 rainfall days, 95mm (3.74") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 200 rainfall days, and 1000mm (39.37") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Philipsburg, the average seawater temperature in May is 27°C (80.6°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 in Philipsburg is 12h and 59min.
On the first day of May in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:33. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:35 and sunset at 18:43 AST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Philipsburg?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, is 30°C (86°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in Philipsburg in May?

In May, in Philipsburg, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout May, 95mm (3.74") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, in May, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°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 Philipsburg?

In May, the average day length in Philipsburg is 12h and 59min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Philipsburg?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:33. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:35 and sunset at 18:43 AST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Philipsburg?

The months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, are January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Philipsburg?

The average sunshine duration in May in Philipsburg is 8h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Philipsburg?

The months with the highest UV index in Philipsburg are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Philipsburg?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Philipsburg is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average high temperature
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average temperature in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in May: 30°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August, September and October (31°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August, September and October (25°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March and December (23°C).

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Average rainfall in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall in May: 95mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (129mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (43mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall days in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average sea temperature in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (26°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8h).

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Average UV index in May
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average UV index in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average UV index in May: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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