Australia > Australia, weather in May: Climate and travel budget
Australia in May : Travel budget & tourist seasons.
Budget your trip depending on your departure time.
Beyond the tourist season (low, medium or high season) of the destination country, prices of your flight, hotel or all-inclusive stays may also vary depending on the demand in your country (our rates are evaluated from western Europe).
Thus, from western Europe, a stay will often be more expensive for a start during the school holidays.
In May, here's what you can expect on average:
• All-inclusive stays: 3579 € / week
• Round-trip flight: 1100 €
• Tourist season: low
Climate in May, picked destinations
In May, weather conditions in Australia make it a good trip destination, however some areas should be avoided. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in May would be between 11.3°C and 21.6°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -7°C and high as 38°C as observed in previous years.
Depending on your exact destination, you can face more or less rain, the average amount of rain observed during May in Australia is 50 mm and you can have between 1 and 14 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Darwin.
Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is high and the number of rainy days can vary greatly, therefore you should pick your destination carefully if you decide to go in Australia in May.
Based on weather conditions, our advice for one of the best destinations in Australia during May is Darwin.
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Australia: Climate & Weather
The Australian seasons are the opposite to those of the northern hemisphere and there are variations in climate between the different areas of this vast country.
In the north, with a climate that is definitely more tropical, the wet and dry seasons simply alternate with little temperature difference between the two (around 22°C in the winter and 30°C in the summer).
The interior of the continent is mainly desert therefore very dry and hot during the day with temperatures that plunge at night. Winter is also cold in the south, especially in Tasmania and in the mountains.
You can therefore visit at any time of the year by carefully picking your area: From December to February (Australian summer) you will probably prefer the south, then between June and August (winter) the north would be very pleasant as well as the centre with its more temperate climate.
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