Weather in the USVI in May

What some consider to be summertime heat sets in May in the Virgin Islands. Highs in the mid to upper 80s mean vacationers can expect warm weather, with perhaps a bit more rain than they'd find during the winter season. However, this fine May weather is averaged from data on the island of St. Thomas, so travelers to other Virgin Islands may expect slightly different results.

Typical Weather in May

During May the temperatures in the Virgin Islands typically vary between a daily high of about 87.0 degrees and a daily low of approximately 78.0 degrees


The Virgin Islands in May: Key Facts
Monthly Averages
High Low Rainfall
No. of Days
with Rain
87.0° F 78.0° F N.A. 4.0

During the early morning hours of an average May day in the Virgin Islands, you can expect the temperature will be in the vicinity of 81.0 degrees. In May, temperatures typically rise to around 85.2 degrees by early afternoon. The temperature in the Virgin Islands will typically decline by early evening, to approximately 79.3 degrees. Overall, temperatures in the Virgin Islands during May average around 82.5 degrees.


May Temperatures in The Virgin Islands by Time of Day
Early Morning Late Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Overall
81.0° F 84.8° F 85.2° F 83.1° F 79.3° F 82.5° F



Rain is most likely to occur around 8:00 PM during the month of May, and it is least likely to occur around 11:00 PM . As shown below, if a thunderstorm occurs in May, it is most likely to occur around 11:00 AM .


May Rainfall in The Virgin Islands by Time of Day
  Percent Frequencies of Hourly Observations
Hour Rain
2:00 AM # #
5:00 AM # #
8:00 AM 2.1 % 0.4 %
11:00 AM 2.4 % 0.5 %
2:00 PM 1.8 % 0.4 %
5:00 PM 2 % 0.2 %
8:00 PM 2.7 % 0 %
11:00 PM 0.7 % 0 %
ALL 2.1 % 0.3 %


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