Antigua weather

Our guide to the weather in Antigua destination during May

27

Average high

6

UV Index

17mm

Monthly rainfall

78%

Humidity

The tropical island of Antigua sits on the boundary between the Atlantic and Caribbean and is a favourite holiday destination for British tourists. May is the first month of the rainy season, so tropical downpours will be more prevalent. Don't let that put you off - temperatures are still warm and hot sunny weather is found in between downpours. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Antigua, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Antigua weather in May.

How warm is it in Antigua during May?

The temperature is extremely stable in May with average highs of 27℃ and lows just 1℃ lower at 26℃. Of course, the high humidity will make it feel even hotter. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Antigua during May?

On average, there will be 24 rainy days during the month, amounting to 16.7mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, May will see just 2 days that produce a storm.

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