Average weather in 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 101mm (4.0in). It rains on average a total of 10 days. You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 21.0°C (69.8°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 180 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


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. With a water temperature of around 19.0°C (66.2°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 12 °C
Max Temperature 21 °C
Water Temperature 19 °C
Chance of Rain 33%
Precipitation 101mm
Rainy Days 10
Sunshine Hours 180

Where to stay in Sydney

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

Weather Forecasts for Sydney (New South Wales)

MON Jan 17
30°C | 22°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

TUE Jan 18
23°C | 21°C
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

WED Jan 19
23°C | 21°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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