May Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities
The data here describe the amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during May. There are lists with the average number of sunny days, cloudy days, and for some cities, hours of sunshine.
All the measurements are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1991 to 2020.
Sunny and Cloudy Days
Sunny Days data here represent the average number of days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days that cloud covers up to one-quarter of the sky when measured at 9 am and 3 pm local time. Cloudy Days are average monthly totals of when cloud covers 75 percent or more of the sky at those two times.
|Adelaide, South Australia||5||15|
|Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||10||10|
|Coffs Harbour, New South Wales||11||9|
|Darwin, Northern Territory||15||4|
|Maitland, New South Wales||9||10|
|Newcastle, New South Wales||6||14|
|Perth, Western Australia||9||11|
|Sydney, New South Wales||10||11|
Total Hours of Sun
Another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets is to measure the number of hours with bright sunshine. Only some of Australia's large cities have records for the total hours of sun.
|Adelaide, South Australia||6||171|
|Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||6||198|
|Coffs Harbour, New South Wales||7||214|
|Darwin, Northern Territory||10||301|
|Perth, Western Australia||7||214|
|Sydney, New South Wales||7||205|
Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.