Weather in the Bahamas in May

May marks the beginning of the rainy season in The Bahamas and the chance to see precipitation greatly increases. Travelers should not be concerned however as even though there may be rain, showers are generally short lived and the chance for more severe weather, like thunderstorms, is slight.

Typical Weather in May

During May the temperatures in The Bahamas typically vary between a daily high of about 84.0 degrees and a daily low of approximately 72.0 degrees


The Bahamas in May: Key Facts
Monthly Averages
High Low Rainfall
No. of Days
with Rain
84.0° F 72.0° F 5.2 N.A.

On any given day during May in The Bahamas, you can expect early morning temperatures to be around 76.4 degrees. In May, temperatures typically rise to around 82.4 degrees by early afternoon. By early evening, temperatures in The Bahamas generally decline to around 77.6 degrees. Overall, temperatures in The Bahamas during May average around 77.8 degrees.


May Temperatures in The Bahamas by Time of Day
Early Morning Late Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Overall
76.4° F 81.4° F 82.4° F 81.5° F 77.6° F 77.8° F


Rain is most likely to occur around 4:00 PM during the month of May, and it is least likely to occur around 1:00 AM. To the extent thunderstorms occur in The Bahamas during May, they are most likely to occur around 7:00 PM, as shown in the following table.


May Rainfall in The Bahamas by Time of Day
  Percent Frequencies of Hourly Observations
Hour Rain
1:00 AM 5.8 % 1.5 %
4:00 AM 6.8 % 1.3 %
7:00 AM 9.1 % 1 %
10:00 AM 8 % 1.4 %
1:00 PM 10.6 % 2.2 %
4:00 PM 11.2 % 2.4 %
7:00 PM 8.6 % 2.5 %
10:00 PM 8 % 0.9 %
ALL 8.5 % 1.7 %


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