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May Weather in Aruba Aruba

Daily high temperatures are around 89°F, rarely falling below 86°F or exceeding 92°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 80°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 82°F.

For reference, on September 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Aruba typically range from 81°F to 91°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 77°F to 85°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in May in Aruba

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in May in Aruba

Average Hourly Temperature in May in ArubaMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunNowNowwarmwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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The month of May in Aruba experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 79% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81% on May 15.

The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 22% of the time.

For reference, on October 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on January 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 53%.

Cloud Cover Categories in May in Aruba

Cloud Cover Categories in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJunJan 1853%Jan 1853%May 122%May 122%May 3122%May 3122%May 1120%May 1120%May 2120%May 2120%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Aruba, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 4% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on November 24, and its lowest chance is 2% on March 21.

Probability of Precipitation in May in Aruba

Probability of Precipitation in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0%0.0%0.5%0.5%1.0%1.0%1.5%1.5%2.0%2.0%2.5%2.5%3.0%3.0%3.5%3.5%4.0%4.0%4.5%4.5%5.0%5.0%5.5%5.5%6.0%6.0%AprJunMay 15%May 15%May 314%May 314%May 115%May 115%May 215%May 215%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Aruba is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in May in Aruba

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of May in Aruba, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 12 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Aruba

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Aruba is 6:19 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 6 minutes earlier at 6:13 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:54 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 7:02 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Aruba during 2024.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:15 AM and sets 12 hours, 52 minutes later, at 7:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:56 AM and sets 11 hours, 24 minutes later, at 6:20 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Aruba

The solar day over the course of May. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May in Aruba

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May in ArubaMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun00101020202030304040505050606070708080000101020203030304040505060606070708080NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of May 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in Aruba

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in ArubaMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunApr 82:22 PMApr 82:22 PMApr 237:50 PMApr 237:50 PMMay 711:23 PMMay 711:23 PMMay 239:54 AMMay 239:54 AMJun 68:38 AMJun 68:38 AMJun 219:09 PMJun 219:09 PM6:19 AM6:19 AM6:58 PM6:58 PM6:46 PM6:46 PM6:39 AM6:39 AM5:39 AM5:39 AM6:39 PM6:39 PM6:22 PM6:22 PM6:02 AM6:02 AM6:04 AM6:04 AM7:29 PM7:29 PM7:04 PM7:04 PM6:37 AM6:37 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
May 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
50%1:09 AMESE12:54 PMWSW-7:02 AMS232,201 mi
2
39%1:58 AMESE1:53 PMWSW-7:56 AMS229,869 mi
3
27%2:44 AMESE2:49 PMW-8:47 AMS227,873 mi
4
17%3:27 AME3:45 PMW-9:36 AMS226,418 mi
5
9%4:10 AME4:42 PMW-10:25 AMS225,704 mi
6
3%4:53 AME5:40 PMWNW-11:15 AMS225,888 mi
7
0%5:39 AMENE6:39 PMWNW-12:07 PMN227,045 mi
8
0%6:29 AMENE7:41 PMWNW-1:03 PMN229,138 mi
9
4%7:22 AMENE8:44 PMWNW-2:02 PMN232,014 mi
10
9%8:19 AMENE9:46 PMWNW-3:02 PMN235,423 mi
11
17%9:18 AMENE10:44 PMWNW-4:01 PMN239,056 mi
12
25%10:16 AMENE11:36 PMWNW-4:58 PMN242,596 mi
13
35%11:12 AMENE--5:49 PMN245,762 mi
14
45%-12:23 AMWNW12:05 PMENE6:37 PMN248,335 mi
15
50%-1:05 AMWNW12:54 PMENE7:20 PMN250,170 mi
16
64%-1:42 AMWNW1:41 PME8:00 PMS251,196 mi
17
73%-2:18 AMW2:26 PME8:39 PMS251,410 mi
18
81%-2:51 AMW3:10 PME9:18 PMS250,870 mi
19
88%-3:25 AMW3:54 PME9:57 PMS249,679 mi
20
94%-4:00 AMW4:41 PMESE10:38 PMS247,975 mi
21
98%-4:37 AMWSW5:30 PMESE11:23 PMS245,912 mi
22
99%-5:17 AMWSW6:22 PMESE--
23
100%-6:02 AMWSW7:17 PMESE12:11 AMS243,645 mi
24
100%-6:53 AMWSW8:16 PMESE1:04 AMS241,318 mi
25
97%-7:48 AMWSW9:15 PMESE2:02 AMS239,047 mi
26
92%-8:48 AMWSW10:12 PMESE3:01 AMS236,915 mi
27
85%-9:49 AMWSW11:06 PMESE4:01 AMS234,970 mi
28
76%-10:49 AMWSW11:56 PMESE4:58 AMS233,234 mi
29
65%-11:47 AMWSW-5:52 AMS231,722 mi
30
50%12:42 AMESE12:44 PMW-6:43 AMS230,456 mi
31
42%1:25 AME1:38 PMW-7:31 AMS229,484 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Aruba is essentially constant during May, remaining around 100% throughout.

For reference, on January 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on March 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Aruba

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%AprJunMay 1100%May 1100%May 31100%May 31100%May 11100%May 11100%May 21100%May 21100%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Aruba is increasing during May, increasing from 19.5 miles per hour to 20.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on June 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 21.5 miles per hour, while on October 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in May in Aruba

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Aruba throughout May is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 99% on May 30.

Wind Direction in May in Aruba

Wind Direction in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%AprJunNowNoweast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Aruba is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Aruba is essentially constant during May, remaining around 81°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in May in Aruba

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Aruba are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Aruba

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJun100%May 16100%May 16NowNowwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Aruba are very rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 986°F, from 3,733°F to 4,720°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in May in Aruba

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Aruba is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 6.1 kWh to 5.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Aruba

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in ArubaMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhAprJunMay 16.1 kWhMay 16.1 kWhMay 315.5 kWhMay 315.5 kWhMay 115.9 kWhMay 115.9 kWhMay 215.6 kWhMay 215.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Aruba are 12.500 deg latitude, -69.967 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Aruba is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Aruba is covered by grassland (48%), artificial surfaces (18%), trees (16%), and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by water (82%), and within 50 miles by water (91%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Aruba, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Queen Beatrix International Airport page.

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