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Visiting Catalonia, Spain in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.1cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Catalonia. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Catalonia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Catalonia 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 Catalonia in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Catalonia.

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.1cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Catalonia in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Catalonia for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Catalonia?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.1cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Catalonia. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Catalonia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Catalonia warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Catalonia in May is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Catalonia in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 14°C (56°F) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Catalonia in May?

The average day light hours per day in Catalonia in May are 14.5. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Catalonia in May

The average maximum temperature in Catalonia in May is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Catalonia in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 14°C (56°F) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Catalonia in May is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Catalonia in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.5 per day in Catalonia. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Catalonia in May is typically 8.4 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 Catalonia in May

The average sea water temperature in Catalonia in May is 15.6°C (60.1°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Catalonia in May

The average total rainfall in Catalonia in May is 2.1cm (0.8inches) and on average there are 9.9 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Catalonia in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Catalonia in May is 14°C (58°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Catalonia in May is typically 95.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 96.1% in the previous month and 93.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Catalonia in May is typically 72.5%. The average relative humidity is 74.7% in the previous month and 67.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Catalonia in May

The average maximum wind speed in Catalonia in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Catalonia in May is typically 7KM/H (4MPH). The average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 6KM/H (4MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Catalonia in May is from the South-Southeast.

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