Average Weather during May in Chicago (Illinois), United States of America

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Chicago in May is 8.0°C (46.4°F). The amount of rain in May is high with an average of 84mm (3.3in). The average maximum temperature lies around 21.0°C (69.8°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit Chicago. It has 274 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Chicago should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts and or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.

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For other monthly weather averages and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 8 °C
Max Temperature 21 °C
Chance of Rain 43%
Precipitation 84mm
Rainy Days 13
Sunshine Hours 274

What To Do

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

Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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