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Aruba Weather in May

Aruba weather in May is pleasantly warm with very little rain.

This popular island, located in the southern Caribbean and off the coast of Venezuela, has a climate drier and more arid than many of its Caribbean neighbors.

The weather in May is warm and sunny, with a slight and ever present breeze to keep visitors comfortably cool.

Temperatures in May

May Weather Stats

Avg. High
89 degrees F
Avg. Low
79 degrees F
Rain Inches
< 1.0
Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year.

The warmest months are June through November, when high temperatures can soar over 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

The coolest months are January through March, when highs even out at around 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

In May, the average high is 89 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low is 79 degrees.

Because of the arid and desert climate of Aruba, temperatures vary throughout the day.

They are likely to be coolest at nighttime.

In the early morning and evening, temperatures are likely to be around 81.6 degrees.

They usually rise to around 87 degrees by midday.

The ever-present trade winds in Aruba help to make even the warmest temperatures feel more comfortable.

Aruba experiences very little humidity throughout the year. The heat, therefore, is a dry heat, making the air feel pleasant.

Sea temperatures remain fairly consistent throughout the year, remaining between 79 degrees and 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

In May, the sea temperature in Aruba is 81 degrees.

Aruba Rainfall in May

Aruba receives very little rainfall throughout the year. The amount of rainfall increases during hurricane season, and Aruba receives the most rainfall between October and December.

Aruba is often called one of the ABC islands. Bonaire and Curacao are the other two islands in this group.

The ABC islands are the three westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean.

Because of their location in the southern Caribbean, these islands are rarely hit by hurricanes.

On average, Aruba receives 1 inch of rainfall during the month of May.

It rains about 7 days out of the month.

Rain is most likely to occur at 8 a.m., and is least likely to occur at 8 p.m.

Any rain that does occur is likely to be in the form of a light and passing shower.

Thunderstorms are infrequent during this month, but when they do occur, it is most likely to be at 5 in the morning.

Should I Visit Aruba in May?

May is an excellent time of year to visit Aruba. Temperatures are warm, but not at their yearly peak, and there is very little rainfall.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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April 22, 2013

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