Cairns - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Cairns, Queensland 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 Cairns had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Cairns Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Cairns
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
82 67 2020 28 19
83 70 2019 28 21
83 69 2018 28 21
83 69 2017 28 21
85 73 2016 29 23
84 68 2015 29 20
82 69 2014 28 20
82 70 2013 28 21
81 69 2012 27 20
82 65 2011 28 18
83 70 2010 28 21
Number of days in May when the temperature in Cairns rose to at least 21 or 32 degrees Celsius
Year 21 °C
70 °F
32 °C
90 °F
2020 30 0
2019 30 0
2018 31 0
2017 31 0
2016 31 0
2015 31 0
2014 31 0
2013 31 0
2012 31 0
2011 31 0
2010 31 0

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Cairns 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 Cairns
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2020 6.0 151
16 2019 3.2 81
12 2018 1.8 47
12 2017 2.9 72
12 2016 7.0 178
10 2015 1.1 27
17 2014 3.7 93
18 2013 6.8 172
17 2012 5.7 144
6 2011 0.5 14
10 2010 1.2 30
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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