Canary Islands weather in May

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Canary Islands. Is this month a good time to go to Canary Islands? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Canary Islands in May?

The weather conditions in Canary Islands in May are generally perfect.

You can expect warm maximum average daytime temperatures of around 25°C (76°F) and nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) in Lanzarote.

May is a very dry month with an average rainfall of around 2mm (0.1inch) in Lanzarote. It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 290 hours of sunshine in Lanzarote during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Canary Islands.

Where to go in Canary Islands in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Canary Islands on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Canary Islands

What is the weather like in May for the 2 most popular destinations in Canary Islands?

Average weather in Lanzarote

In May Lanzarote generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (76°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Lanzarote
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
24°C / 74°F 
16°C / 60°F 
255 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
2 days 
25°C / 76°F 
17°C / 63°F 
290 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
1 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 80°F 
19°C / 66°F 
291 hours 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Lanzarote

Average weather in Las Palmas

In May Las Palmas generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Las Palmas
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
23°C / 73°F 
17°C / 62°F 
225 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
1 days 
24°C / 75°F 
17°C / 63°F 
271 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 78°F 
19°C / 66°F 
286 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Las Palmas

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Is May the best time to go to Canary Islands?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Canary Islands with commonly perfect weather in Lanzarote. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Canary Islands is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Lanzarote. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December that can have perfect weather conditions.

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