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Bahamas Weather in May

May is the beginning of the rainy season in the Bahamas. Though it is likely to be slightly rainier than in previous months, Bahamas weather in May still receives an ample amount of sunshine.

Bahamas weather in May is warm and breezy, with little chance of severe thunderstorms.

May marks the beginning of the summer season, the less popular season for tourists.

The Bahamas are the most popular destination in the Caribbean, due to the large amount of cruise ships that visit and the nation's close proximity to the United States.

Nassau Weather in May

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and the most popular island to visit, largely because of the many resorts and tourist attractions on the island.

Nassau has an average high temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in May, according to the World Weather Organization. The average low temperature is 72 degrees.

Nassau Weather Stats

Avg. High
85 degrees F
Avg. Low
72 degrees F
Rain Inches
Rainfall begins to increase in May because the month is a brief rainy season for many Caribbean destinations. In Nassau, it rains, on average, 14 days during the month.

The average amount of rainfall is about 4.5 inches.

The sea temperature is a balmy 79 degrees Fahrenheit in Nassau, making the ocean a comfortable temperature to swim in.

Freeport Weather in May

Freeport is the northernmost island in the Bahamas and is generally the first stop on cruise ships.

Because of its location, temperatures are slightly cooler than in Nassau.

The average high temperature in Freeport is 83 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature is 71 degrees.

Freeport sees an increase of rain as it marks the beginning of the wet, or hurricane season, which runs until November.

The chances of hurricanes are very low to non-existent.

Average rainfall in Freeport in May is slightly higher than Nassau. Freeport receives, on average, 5.6 inches during the month.

It rains, on average, 14 days in the month of May.

Inagua Weather in May

Inagua is the southernmost island in the Bahamas. Its temperatures are slightly warmer.

The average high temperature in Inagua is 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature is 73 degrees.

Inagua receives slightly less rain, on average, than its northern counterparts.

The average rainfall amount in Inagua is 3.3 inches. It rains, on average, 12 days.

Sea temperatures are 81 degrees Fahrenheit.

Should I Visit the Bahamas in May?

Though slightly rainier than earlier months, the Bahamas still receive enough sunshine and warm weather to make May a good month to visit.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

 > Category: Monthly Weather   

April 19, 2013
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