Hamburg weather in May (Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany)

Planning a trip to Hamburg in May? This guide provides all the weather details you need.

In May, the weather in Hamburg typically experiences pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 65°F (show in °C). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 46°F.

Hamburg in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 2.7 inches (show in mm) for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 14 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 221 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures June, July, August and September typically offer the best weather. While January, February, March, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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


Hamburg, monthly averages in May

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 46°F  
Max Temperature 65.5°F  
Chance of Rain 47%  
Precipitation 2.7 inches  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 69%  
Windspeed 9 mph  
Sunshine 221 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Germany in May

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Hamburg in May?

​ For visitors traveling to Hamburg, 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. ​ ​

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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