Caribbean Weather in May

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Information on the weather in May for cities and beach towns throughout the Caribbean has been pulled together here.

The May temperatures and rainfall given in the table below allow you to compare the climate for places on two dozen islands. The monthly averages are based on historical weather records.

These temperatures are in °C. You can also view the temperatures in °F.

Rainfall

May brings moderate amounts of rain to most parts of the Caribbean, but the weather does vary a lot from island to island.

The dry season continues this month on the southern Netherlands Antilles islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

For some islands, rainfall actually peaks in May. This is a particularly rainy month for St John's in Antigua, Kingston in Jamaica and San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Ocean Temperature

The Caribbean Sea in May averages around 27 degrees Celsius at most islands.

Caribbean weather in May: average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature °C Island Place Total Rainfall
High Low mm Days
30 24 Antigua St John's 113 10
32 26 Aruba Beatrix Airport   14   2
31 26 Bonaire Flamingo Airport   15   2
30 21 Bahamas Nassau 106 10
30 25 Barbados Bridgetown   49   –
32 22 Cayman Islands 141 14
30 22 Cuba Havana   98   6
32 26 Curaçao Hato Airport   20   2
30 24 Dominica Melville Hall Airport 220   –
30 23 Dominican Republic Punta Cana 124 10
31 23 Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre 148   –
32 24 Jamaica Kingston 100   8
30 23 Martinique Lamentin 123 15
31 25 Puerto Rico San Juan 150 16
30 26 Saba The Bottom   96   7
31 25 St. Barthelemy Gustavia   83 10
30 24 St. Croix (US VI) Christiansted   89 14
30 24 St. Eustatius Oranjestad   87 10
30 23 St. John (US VI) Cruz Bay 103 14
31 25 St. Kitts Basseterre   78   –
31 25 St. Lucia Vieux Fort   71 14
30 25 St. Maarten Princess Juliana AP   93 10
31 25 St. Thomas (US VI) Charlotte Amalie   78 13
33 23 Trinidad Port of Spain   68 11
31 24 Tobago Scarborough   64   9
References

NOAA. National Weather Service. National Hurricane Center.

NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.

Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.

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