Where is hot in May?

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Wondering where is hot in May? We have the answer! We have pulled together our list of hot places in May, starting with the hottest destination, Phuket in Thailand.

If you are wondering where to go in May? Our list covers a variety of sun holidays from far-flung destinations to cheap sun holidays nearer to home.


Hot places in May


LocationAvg. TempSunshine (Hrs)Currency
Phuket29 °C8Thai Baht
Barbados28 °C9Barbados Dollar
Langkawi28 °C8Malaysian Ringgit
Cancun27 °C11Mexican Peso
Singapore27 °C11Singapore Dollar
Dominican Republic27 °C9Dominican Peso
Florida25 °C9US dollar
Mauritius23 °C8Mauritian rupee
Dalaman19 °C10Turkish Lira
Majorca18 °C12Euro


1. Phuket, Thailand

weather in Phuket in May

Average Temperature: 29°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

This Thailand island destination is a popular sun holiday spot and one of the hottest destinations in May to visit. With its tropical climate, the weather in Phuket is good all year round. Usually, Phuket weather in May is nice and hot, it is a great place to visit for sun lovers. Especially if you’re looking for idyllic white sand beaches, stunning views and high temperatures in the mid-thirties.

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2. Barbados, Caribbean Island

The weather in Barbados in May

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

Barbados a Caribbean island loved by sun seekers for its warm tropical weather all year around. Wondering what Barbados weather in May is like? It is hot and sunny, with average temperatures of 28 degrees. At this time of year, the temperatures in Barbados can range between average lows of 24 and highs of 29 degrees in the capital. If you’re going in May you can look forward to lots of sunshine and a few rum cocktails making it an ideal beach holiday.

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3. Langkawi, Malaysia

The weather in Langkawi in May

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Located close to the equator, Langkawi has a tropical climate with hot sunny weather all year round. Generally, the weather in Langkawi in May is nice and hot, with average temperatures of 28 degrees. Langkawi is one of the largest archipelago islands and is known for its beautiful beaches. With average sea temperatures of 30 degrees, it’s perfect for swimming and plenty of sunshine for topping up your tan.

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4. Cancun, Mexico

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 11 hours

Located in Mexico along the Caribbean coast, Cancun has a tropical climate and so enjoys hot weather all year round. Known for its luxury resorts and stunning beaches, Cancun is a popular sun holiday destination. Typical Cancun weather in May is beautifully warm with average temperatures of 27 degrees. Visiting in May is an ideal time, you’ll enjoy average highs of 33 degrees and beautifully warm sea at 26 degrees.

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5. Singapore

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 11 hours

The weather in Singapore doesn’t vary too much throughout the year due to its location close to the equator. Making it an ideal place to visit if you’re seeking some sunshine any time of the year. Typically Singapore weather in May is nice and hot, with an average temperature of 27 degrees and highs of 31 degrees.

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6. Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

It is popular with those looking for a sun holiday as it has great weather all year round. Dominican Republic weather in May is hot with 9 hours of sunshine a day. Average temperatures of 27 degrees and the mercury soaring to mid-thirties, means it is great for sun lovers. However, May does signal the start of the monsoon season, but if you do experience rain, it’s often a refreshing change from the hot weather.

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7. Florida, USA

Average Temperature: 25°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

There’s a reason it’s called the sunshine state, Florida weather is sunny all year round. Miami temperatures can reach average highs of 23 degrees in January. Miami lies on the southern coast of Florida and is one of the most popular places to visit in Florida. Famous for its beaches and party going atmosphere.

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8. Mauritius

Average Temperature: 23°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Mauritius located off the east coast of Africa has one of those hot all year round climates. Generally, Mauritius weather in May is lovely and warm, with average temperatures of 23 degrees and highs of 26 degrees. The sea temperature is 26 degrees too, meaning it has the perfect beach holiday weather.  Plus you can expect 8 hours of sunshine every day.

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9. Dalaman, Turkey

Average Temperature: 19°C

Sunshine: 10 hours

Temperatures in Europe are only starting to warm up in May. Dalaman’s location in the southeast of Europe makes it one of the hottest places in the Mediterranean to visit. Typically the weather in Dalaman in May is great with lots of sunshine, and only a small chance of rain. It is an ideal sun holiday destination.

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10. Majorca, Spain

Average Temperature: 18°C

Sunshine: 12 hours

Located in the Balearic Islands, Majorca is starting to heat up in May. It will get hotter as the month goes on. The weather in Majorca in May is starting to warm up with average temperatures of 18 degrees. Temperatures in Majorca can vary between average lows of 15 and highs of 23 degrees at this time of year. It is a popular cheap sun holiday destination, with flight times of 2 and a half hours from the UK. It is an ideal short sun break destination to escape the UK’s cold, wet weather.

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*Historical monthly average weather data from Holiday-Weather.com

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