Average Weather during May in Sydney (New South Wales), Australia

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Sydney in May is 12.0°C (53.6°F). The amount of rain in May is high with an average of 117mm (4.6in). This month generally has very pleasant temperatures. The average maximum temperature lies around 20.0°C (68°F). With a water temperature of around 19.0°C (66.2°F), this is a great month to swim. You will see the sun occasionally during this month, it has 180 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Sydney should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 12 °C
Max Temperature 20 °C
Water Temperature 19 °C
Chance of Rain 47%
Precipitation 117mm
Rainy Days 14
Sunshine Hours 180

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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