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Visiting Greece in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 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 great time for sunbathing in Greece. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Greece for prolonged periods of time.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Greece in May?

Yes, May is a great time for sunbathing in Greece.

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 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 Greece in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Greece for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (65°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Greece?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Greece.

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 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 great time for sunbathing in Greece. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Greece for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Greece warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Greece in May is 24°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Greece in May is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Greece in May?

The average day light hours per day in Greece in May are 14.2. The sunshine percentage is 72.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

More about May sunshine.

Temperature in Greece in May

The average maximum temperature in Greece in May is 24°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Greece in May is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Greece in May is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 20°C (69°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Greece in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.2 per day in Greece. The sunshine percentage is 72.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Greece in May is typically 9.2 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 Greece in May

The average sea water temperature in Greece in May is 18.1°C (64.6°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Greece in May

The average total rainfall in Greece in May is 1.5cm (0.6inches) and on average there are 4.8 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Greece in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Greece in May is 15°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Greece in May is typically 83.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.6% in the previous month and 79.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Greece in May is typically 65.9%. The average relative humidity is 68.5% in the previous month and 61.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Greece in May

The average maximum wind speed in Greece in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Greece in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

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

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