Adelaide - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Adelaide, South 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 Adelaide had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made near Adelaide city centre.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Adelaide
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
64 48 2020 18 9
66 50 2019 19 10
65 52 2018 19 11
67 49 2017 19 9
68 54 2016 20 12
65 50 2015 19 10
69 54 2014 21 12
69 54 2013 21 12
65 49 2012 18 9
64 50 2011 18 10
68 51 2010 20 11
Number of days in May when the temperature in Adelaide rose to at least 21 or 32 degrees Celsius
Year 21 °C
70 °F
32 °C
90 °F
2020 3 0
2019 8 0
2018 5 0
2017 5 0
2016 8 0
2015 6 0
2014 15 0
2013 11 0
2012 5 0
2011 4 0
2010 6 0

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Adelaide 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 Adelaide
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
10 2020 2.1 53
17 2019 3.4 87
13 2018 2.7 68
8 2017 2.0 51
18 2016 3.5 88
15 2015 2.8 72
10 2014 2.5 64
10 2013 2.2 55
2012
13 2011 2.4 62
9 2010 1.8 46
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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