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Visiting Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Elafonissi Beach in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

May offers excellent weather for beach activities, with plenty of sunshine and a much warmer sea, making swimming inviting. Sunbathing is popular, and the conditions are generally perfect for snorkeling as the sea calms down. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are still enjoyable, especially on days when the wind picks up. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Elafonissi Beach in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Elafonissi Beach in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Elafonissi Beach?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Elafonissi Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Elafonissi Beach warm in May?

Yes, Elafonissi Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 25°C (76°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Elafonissi Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Elafonissi Beach in May are 14. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Elafonissi Beach in May

May marks the beginning of the tourist season. The weather is pleasant, and the beach starts to see more visitors, especially during weekends and public holidays like Orthodox Easter, which can vary each year.

Temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 25°C (76°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 16°C (60°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Elafonissi Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 14 per day in Elafonissi Beach. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Elafonissi Beach in May is typically 9.6 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 Elafonissi Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Elafonissi Beach in May is 17.2°C (63.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Elafonissi Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Elafonissi Beach in May is 2.8cm (1.1inches) and on average there are 4.5 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Elafonissi Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Elafonissi Beach in May is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Elafonissi Beach in May is typically 85.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.3% in the previous month and 80.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Elafonissi Beach in May is typically 62%. The average relative humidity is 64.4% in the previous month and 55.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Elafonissi Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Elafonissi Beach in May is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Elafonissi Beach in May is typically 12KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Elafonissi Beach in May is from the North-Northwest.

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