Iceland precipitation in May

In Iceland in May precipitation ranges from moderate in Blönduós with 36mm (1.4 inches) of rainfall to high in Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon with 120mm (4.7 inches) of rainfall.

Where and how much does it rain in Iceland in May?

Find the average total precipitation in May for the most popular destinations in Iceland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Heavy rainfall has been defined as more than 160 mm (6.3") precipitation. High: 90mm (3.5") to 160mm (6.3"). Moderate: 30mm (1.2") to 90mm (3.5". Low: 5mm (0.2") to 30mm (1.2").

  • How much does it rain in Iceland in May?
  • In general in May rainfall is moderate in Reykjavík. By moderate you can think of between 30mm (1.2") and 90mm (3.5") of rain. This means regular wet days, but also regular dry days throughout the month.

  • What is the wettest city in May in Iceland?
  • According to our data the wettest location is Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon with an average precipitation of 120mm (4.7 inches).

  • What is the driest city in May in Iceland?
  • The driest place is Blönduós with an average precipitation of 36mm (1.4 inches) according to our data.

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