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Buenos Aires weather in May (Argentina)

Planning a trip to Buenos Aires in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In Buenos Aires the weather in May is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 20°C, while nights can cool down to about 10°C.

Buenos Aires in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 63 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 7 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 167 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. March, April, May, September, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June and July tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Buenos Aires climate page with graphs.

 

Buenos Aires, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 10°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 20°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 23%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 63 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 7 days  
HumidityHumidity 77%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 167 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Argentina in May

Find out more about the weather in Argentina and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Buenos Aires, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 17°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
7/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Buenos Aires.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Argentina? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Argentina. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.