Mar del Plata weather in May (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

How is the weather in Mar del Plata in May? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In May, Mar del Plata generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 17°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 10°C.

Mar del Plata in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 51 mm (show in inches) for the month. It is the driest month of the year. For those who prefer outdoor activities, it's a great time to explore without the huge concern of sudden downpours. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 9 days of the month will see rainfall.

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

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures January, February, March, April, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

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


Mar del Plata, monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 9.5°C  
Max Temperature 17°C  
Water Temperature 16°C  
Chance of Rain 30%  
Precipitation 51 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 83%  
Windspeed 14 km/h  
Sunshine 167 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 51%  

Where to go in Argentina in May

Find out more about the weather in Argentina 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 Mar del Plata in May?

For visitors traveling to Mar del Plata, 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 16°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 in May.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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