Philipsburg
Sint Maarten
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

A bird
A bird's eye view of the coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains and the Great Salt Pond
May, the last month of the spring, in Philipsburg, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 30°C (86°F) and min 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, in May, during 15 rainfall days, 95mm (3.7") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 200 rainfall days, and 1000mm (39.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Philipsburg, the average seawater 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.

Daylight

In Philipsburg, the average length of the day in May is 13h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, in May, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Philipsburg?

In May, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout May, 95mm (3.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, the average seawater temperature in May 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.

How many hours of daylight does Philipsburg have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, is 13h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Philipsburg?

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 many hours of sunshine does Philipsburg have in May?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average sunshine in May is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Philipsburg?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Philipsburg?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in May: 30°C

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

  • Average low temperature in May: 24°C

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

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

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

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 lowest number of rainy days is April (12 days).

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

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in May: 13h

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

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

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

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).