Puerto Rico weather in May

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Puerto Rico. Is this month a good time to go to Puerto Rico? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Puerto Rico in May?

The weather conditions in Puerto Rico in May are generally tolerable.

You can expect very warm maximum average daytime temperatures of around 31°C (88°F) and nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) in San Juan. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in May ranges from high in San Juan with an average of 140mm (5.5inch) rainfall to high in Mayaguez with 155mm (6.1inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 255 hours of sunshine in San Juan during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Puerto Rico.

Where to go in Puerto Rico in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Puerto Rico on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Puerto Rico

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Puerto Rico?

Average weather in San Juan

In May San Juan generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

San Juan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
268 hours 
119mm / 4.7inch 
14 days 
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
255 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
259 hours 
116mm / 4.6inch 
16 days 
Climate in San Juan

Average weather in Rincon

In May Rincon generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Rincon
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 69°F 
101mm / 4inch 
10 days 
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
155mm / 6.1inch 
11 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 71°F 
129mm / 5.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Rincon

Average weather in Vieques

In May Vieques generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Vieques
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
268 hours 
119mm / 4.7inch 
14 days 
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
255 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
259 hours 
116mm / 4.6inch 
16 days 
Climate in Vieques

Average weather in Culebra

In May Culebra generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Culebra
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
268 hours 
119mm / 4.7inch 
14 days 
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
255 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
259 hours 
116mm / 4.6inch 
16 days 
Climate in Culebra

Average weather in Fajardo

In May Fajardo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Fajardo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
268 hours 
119mm / 4.7inch 
14 days 
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
255 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
259 hours 
116mm / 4.6inch 
16 days 
Climate in Fajardo

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Is May the best time to go to Puerto Rico?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Puerto Rico with commonly tolerable weather in San Juan. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Puerto Rico is in February and March with generally perfect weather in San Juan. The worst month is November that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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