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Grytviken weather in May (South Georgia)

Curious about the May weather in Grytviken? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In May, Grytviken generally has very low temperatures and high snow/rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 1°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate -4°C. The month is chilly, so ensure you're equipped and dress warmly. Preparation becomes key in these temperatures.

Precipitation

Grytviken in May usually receives high snow/rainfall, averaging around 138 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 18 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 35 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Grytviken, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -4°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 1°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 60%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 138 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 18 days  
HumidityHumidity 74%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 35 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in South Georgia in May

Find out more about the weather in South Georgia 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?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
2/10
Walking
2/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
2/10

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