Weather in Cairns in May 2018

Expect 27°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 6 hours of sunshine per day in Cairns in May. Check more long-term weather averages for Cairns in May before you book your next holiday to Queensland in 2018.

Key weather averages for Cairns in May

  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cairns27
    27°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day (56% of daylight hours) in May in Cairns6
    6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 8 days with some rainfall in May in Cairns8
    8 days with some rainfall
  • 19°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Cairns19
    19°C min night temperature
  • 11 hours of daylight per day in May in Cairns11
    11 hours of daylight per day
  • Moderate heat & humidity in May in CairnsM
    Moderate heat & humidity
  • 138 mm monthly rainfall in May in Cairns138
    138 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in May in Cairns8
    8 (Very High) UV index
  • 25°C sea temperature in May in Cairns25
    25°C sea temperature

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Guide to Cairns weather in May

The average maximum daytime temperature in Cairns in May is a warm 27°C (81°F) with moderate heat & humidity. The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 19°C (66°F). There are usually 6 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 56% of the 11 hours of daylight.

Expect 138mm (5.4 inches) of rainfall across the whole of May with 8 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be very high (8 UV index) at midday when the skies are clear.

The average sea temperature in and around Cairns in May is 25°C (77°F).

The weather in Cairns in May is represented by Cairns.

Cairns sunrise & sunset times for May 2018

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Cairns in May 2018. Select a month to view Cairns sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months.


Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Tuesday, 1st May 2018 06:29 17:59
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 06:29 17:58
Thursday, 3rd May 2018 06:30 17:58
Friday, 4th May 2018 06:30 17:57
Saturday, 5th May 2018 06:30 17:57
Sunday, 6th May 2018 06:31 17:57
Monday, 7th May 2018 06:31 17:56
Tuesday, 8th May 2018 06:31 17:56
Wednesday, 9th May 2018 06:31 17:55
Thursday, 10th May 2018 06:32 17:55
Friday, 11th May 2018 06:32 17:54
Saturday, 12th May 2018 06:32 17:54
Sunday, 13th May 2018 06:33 17:54
Monday, 14th May 2018 06:33 17:53
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 06:33 17:53
Wednesday, 16th May 2018 06:34 17:53
Thursday, 17th May 2018 06:34 17:53
Friday, 18th May 2018 06:34 17:52
Saturday, 19th May 2018 06:35 17:52
Sunday, 20th May 2018 06:35 17:52
Monday, 21st May 2018 06:35 17:52
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 06:36 17:51
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 06:36 17:51
Thursday, 24th May 2018 06:36 17:51
Friday, 25th May 2018 06:37 17:51
Saturday, 26th May 2018 06:37 17:51
Sunday, 27th May 2018 06:37 17:51
Monday, 28th May 2018 06:38 17:51
Tuesday, 29th May 2018 06:38 17:50
Wednesday, 30th May 2018 06:39 17:50
Thursday, 31st May 2018 06:39 17:50
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