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

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 81 degrees Fahrenheit at most islands.

Caribbean weather in May: average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature °F Island Place Total Rainfall
High Low Inches Days
86 76 Antigua St John's 4.4 10
89 79 Aruba Beatrix Airport 0.5   2
88 79 Bonaire Flamingo Airport 0.6   2
85 71 Bahamas Nassau 4.2 10
86 77 Barbados Bridgetown 1.9   –
90 72 Cayman Islands 5.5 14
86 72 Cuba Havana 3.9   6
89 79 Curaçao Hato Airport 0.8   2
85 75 Dominica Melville Hall Airport 8.7   –
85 74 Dominican Republic Punta Cana 4.9 10
87 74 Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre 5.8   –
89 74 Jamaica Kingston 3.9   8
86 74 Martinique Lamentin 4.9 15
88 76 Puerto Rico San Juan 5.9 16
86 78 Saba The Bottom 3.8   7
87 76 St. Barthelemy Gustavia 3.3 10
87 76 St. Croix (US VI) Christiansted 3.5 14
86 75 St. Eustatius Oranjestad 3.4 10
85 74 St. John (US VI) Cruz Bay 4.1 14
87 76 St. Kitts Basseterre 3.1   –
87 77 St. Lucia Vieux Fort 2.8 14
87 77 St. Maarten Princess Juliana AP 3.7 10
88 76 St. Thomas (US VI) Charlotte Amalie 3.1 13
92 73 Trinidad Port of Spain 2.7 11
88 76 Tobago Scarborough 2.5   9
References

NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.

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

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