Brisbane weather in May (Queensland, Australia)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Brisbane in May lies at 23.7°C (74.66°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 14.2°C (57.56°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during May is moderate with an average of 70mm (2.7 inches). There are generally around 11 rainy days. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 199 hours of sunshine during the entire month. May is known as one of the best months to visit Brisbane.


Brisbane, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 14 °C  
Max Temperature 23 °C  
Water Temperature 22 °C  
Chance of Rain 37%  
Precipitation 69mm  
Rainy days 11 days  
Humidity 48%  
Sunshine 199 hrs  

Where to go in Australia in May

Find out more about the weather in Australia in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 22.0°C (71.6°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Outdoor sports

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