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The climate in Australia is typically generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north. The terrain: mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast. For Canberra in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 30°C with the average minimum 17°C, while in June the average maximum is 18°C with a minimum of 5°C. The wettest month for Canberra is February with an average of 109.1mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is July with 29.5mm falling.
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Ararat.
Throughout the month of May daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 15°C that's about 59°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 6°C, that's 43°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in May has been 26°C that's 79°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -4°C, about 24°F.
The average daily relative humidity for May is around 77%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 36 mm, that's 1 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 10 days of the month.
The average daily wind speed in May has been around 10 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 6 mph, or 6 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 56 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 35 mph, or 30 knots.
On average the month of May is affected by foggy conditions on 9 days.
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.