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Bahamas Weather in May

Bahamas weather in May
Average high temperature and rainfall for Nassau Bahamas weather in May. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman
May is the beginning of the rainy season in the Bahamas. Though it is slightly rainier than previous months, Bahamas weather in May still receives an ample amount of sunshine.

The 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. Spring is more popular.

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 place 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 Bahamas Department of Meteorology. The average low temperature is 72 degrees.

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. Seawater temperatures are cooler in the mornings and warmer in the afternoons.

Freeport Weather in May


Freeport is the northernmost island in the Bahamas. It is usually the first stop for many cruise ships, especially the ones that visit only the Bahamas.

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.

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.

The chances of hurricanes are low to non-existent, although heavy rains from nearby tropical storms and hurricanes are more likely during the annual Caribbean hurricane season..

Inagua Weather in May


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

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 average 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. But anyone with a flexible vacation schedule should consider going in April instead.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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April 22, 2021