Weather in Karpathos, Greece in May

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

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

Temperature in Karpathos in May

The average maximum temperature in Karpathos in May is 23°. The average maximum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average temperature in Karpathos in May is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 17° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Karpathos in May is 18°. The minimum temperature is 15° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

Sunshine in Karpathos in May

The average day light hours per day in Karpathos in May are 14 and there are 11 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 Karpathos 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 Karpathos in May

The average sea water temperature in Karpathos in May is 19.1° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Karpathos in May

The average total rainfall in Karpathos in May is 1.4cm and on average there are 1.4 rainy days in May making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Karpathos in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Karpathos in May is 16° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 13° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Karpathos in May is typically 83.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 83.3% in the previous month and 82.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Karpathos in May is typically 66.8%. The average relative humidity is 68.4% in the previous month and 64.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Karpathos in May

The average maximum wind speed in Karpathos in May is typically 34kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 33kmh in the previous month and 41kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Karpathos in May is typically 23kmh. The average wind speed is 23kmh in the previous month and 31kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Karpathos in May is from the North West.

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