May weather forecast and climate
Nassau, The Bahamas

Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in summer, located in Nassau, the Bahamas, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea
Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in summer, located in Nassau, the Bahamas, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea
The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Nassau, The Bahamas, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.6°C (85.3°F) and 21.1°C (70°F).

Temperature

In Nassau, the average high-temperature in May is almost the same as in April - a still warm 29.6°C (85.3°F). The average low-temperature, in Nassau, is 21.1°C (70°F).

Rainfall

In Nassau, in May, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 104.9mm (4.13") of accumulated precipitation. In Nassau, during the entire year, the rain falls for 138 days and collects up to 1396.4mm (54.98") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Nassau is 26.5°C (79.7°F).
Note: 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

In Nassau, the average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

Sunshine

In Nassau, the average sunshine is 8.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Nassau are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. 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 Nassau?

In May, in Nassau, The Bahamas, the average high-temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.1°C (70°F).

How much does it rain in Nassau in May?

In Nassau, The Bahamas, in May, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 104.9mm (4.13") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Nassau?

In Nassau, the average seawater temperature in May is 26.5°C (79.7°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 Nassau?

The average length of the day in May in Nassau, The Bahamas, is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Nassau?

In May, the average sunshine in Nassau, The Bahamas, is 8.7h.

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

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11, are months with the highest UV index in Nassau.

What is the UV index reading in May in Nassau?

In Nassau, The Bahamas, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average high temperature in May: 29.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 21.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average rainfall in May: 104.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (235.5mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (47.2mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (19 days).
Months with the least rainy days are February and April (6 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average sea temperature in May: 26.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (23.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average daylight in May: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.7h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.9h).

Average UV index in May - Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Average UV index in May: 11

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 11).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).