Paris weather in May (Ile de France, France)
Planning a trip to Paris in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.
Paris in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 69 mm (show in inches) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 16 days of rain are anticipated.
The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 200 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.
So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. May, June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February and December tend to have less optimal conditions.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Paris climate page with graphs.
Paris, monthly averages in May
Where to go in France in MayFind out more about the weather in France in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Paris in May?For visitors traveling to Paris, 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.
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