Bora Bora weather in May

May is an excellent time to visit Bora Bora as it falls in the shoulder season between the wet and dry seasons.

You can expect mainly clear, sunny skies with the occasional rain showers that are generally short-lived.

How hot is it in Bora Bora in May?
Daytime temperatures average a high of 30°C (86°F) in Bora Bora in May, with a night-time low of 26°C (78°F). You can expect moderate to high heat and humidity.

How sunny is it in Bora Bora in May?
There are normally seven hours of sunshine each day in Bora Bora in May – that's around 64% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:20am with sunset around 5:40pm.

How warm is the sea in Bora Bora in May?
The average sea temperature in Bora Bora in May is 28°C (82°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Bora Bora in May?
There are usually eight days with some rain in Bora Bora in May and the average monthly rainfall is 130mm (5in).

How windy is it in Bora Bora in May?
May sees an average wind speed of around 18 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph). The predominant average wind direction in Bora Bora is from the east.

What to do in Bora Bora in May?
May offers a good combination of weather – for a range of water sports – and availability of hotel rooms.

Local holidays?
Public holidays are held on 1st May – Labour Day; 8th May – VE Day (Victory in Europe Day – WWII); and in late-May for Ascension.

Bora Bora May Weather Averages

Temperature icon High Temp: 30°C (86°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 26°C (78°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 18 km/h (10 knots; 12 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 8 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 130 mm (5 in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat; ≤ 31 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Best time to visit Bora Bora

The best time to visit Bora Bora is during the dry season between June and October, when the average temperature of 29°C (84°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

French Polynesia enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round.

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Bora Bora weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Bora-Bora is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 2012 to 2021 by Meteo France (French Polynesia) at the closest weather station: Bora-Bora Airport (BOB), also known as Motu Mute Airport, located on Motu Mute islet north of Vaitape, the major settlement on Bora Bora. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Bora Bora weather in May: 12 June, 2024

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