Weather in Crete, Greece in May

So you're interested in going to Crete, Greece in May

May is a warm and very dry time for sunbathing in Crete. May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Crete for any length of time. Consider visiting Crete in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Crete in May

The average maximum temperature in Crete in May is 24°. The average maximum temperature is 20° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average temperature in Crete in May is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 16° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Crete in May is 16°. The minimum temperature is 13° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

Sunshine in Crete in May

The average day light hours per day in Crete in May are 14 and there are 10.6 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days.

The ultraviolet index in Crete in May is typically 9.7 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Crete in May

The average sea water temperature in Crete in May is 17.9° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Crete in May

The average total rainfall in Crete in May is 2.5cm and on average there are 4.2 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Crete in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Crete in May is 16° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 13° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Crete in May is typically 84.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.5% in the previous month and 81.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Crete in May is typically 65.9%. The average relative humidity is 65.5% in the previous month and 62.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Crete in May

The average maximum wind speed in Crete in May is typically 27kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Crete in May is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 16kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Crete in May is from the West-Northwest.