Sydney - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Sydney, New South Wales Australia was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Sydney had wet weather.

The climate data up until 2019 come from weather measurements made at Sydney's Observatory Hill Park. Since then the weather was recorded at Sydney Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Sydney
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
68 53 2020 20 12
73 55 2019 23 13
71 54 2018 22 12
70 55 2017 21 13
73 56 2016 23 13
69 55 2015 21 13
74 56 2014 23 13
70 54 2013 21 12
70 52 2012 21 11
67 51 2011 19 11
69 54 2010 21 12
Number of days in May when the temperature in Sydney rose to at least 21 or 32 degrees Celsius
Year 21 °C
70 °F
32 °C
90 °F
2020 9 0
2019 23 0
2018 16 0
2017 16 0
2016 24 0
2015 11 0
2014 25 0
2013 17 0
2012 14 0
2011 7 0
2010 15 0

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Sydney during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.254 millimeters (0.01 inches) or more.

Total rainfall for May in Sydney
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
10 2020 4.4 111
2 2019 0.6 14
5 2018 0.9 23
8 2017 1.2 30
3 2016 0.3 7
10 2015 4.3 110
7 2014 1.1 27
5 2013 4.3 110
4 2012 1.5 37
10 2011 5.3 136
16 2010 6.6 168
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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