Weather in May in Solomon Islands

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May in Solomon Islands. Is this month a good time to go to Solomon Islands? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Solomon Islands in May?

The weather in Solomon Islands in May is generally tolerable.

You can expect very warm maximum average daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) in Honiara. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in May ranges from high in Munda with an average of 122mm (4.8inch) rainfall to high in Honiara with 143mm (5.6inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 211 hours of sunshine in Honiara during the whole month.

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

Where to go in Solomon Islands in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands

What is the weather like in May for the 3 most popular destinations in Solomon Islands?

Average weather in Honiara

In May Honiara generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Honiara
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
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
193 hours 
226mm / 8.9inch 
18 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
211 hours 
143mm / 5.6inch 
15 days 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
199 hours 
98mm / 3.9inch 
13 days 
Climate in Honiara

Average weather in Gizo

In May Gizo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Gizo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
163mm / 6.4inch 
23 days 
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
122mm / 4.8inch 
24 days 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 74°F 
130mm / 5.1inch 
23 days 
Climate in Gizo

Average weather in Munda

In May Munda generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Munda
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
163mm / 6.4inch 
23 days 
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
122mm / 4.8inch 
24 days 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 74°F 
130mm / 5.1inch 
23 days 
Climate in Munda

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Is May the best time to go to Solomon Islands?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Solomon Islands with commonly tolerable weather in Honiara. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Solomon Islands is in June, August and September with generally pleasant weather in Honiara. The worst months are January, February, March, April and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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