Avg weather in May
13 Hrs per day
63 mm per month
74 % avg
8 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in the Caribbean in May?

Located near the equator, the Caribbean spans 28 island nations and has a tropical climate bringing hot temperatures to the region all year round. The month of May is especially popular for holidays in the Caribbean, with beautifully warm and dry weather through the month. The crystal blue seas are warm at this time of year, perfect for swimming, snorkelling or trying out new water sports.


In the southern regions of the Caribbean, May is a warm and sunny month. On the island of Barbados, temperatures hover around 27°C at this time of year, with highs of 29°C in the peak of the afternoon and lows of 24°C at night. With such high temperatures, you’ll be grateful for air conditioning in your room. In Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, 60mm of rain is expected this month. Further north on the island of Cuba, the average temperature is slightly cooler at 26°C with highs reaching 31°C at this time of year.

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