Weather in May in Spain

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

What is the weather like in Spain in May?

The weather conditions in Spain in May range from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

During May in Spain, the average temperature ranges from pleasant in Gijón with 18°C (64°F) to high in Córdoba with 28°C (82°F).

Precipitation in May ranges from almost non in Puerto del Rosario with an average of 1mm (0inch) rainfall to high in Santiago de Compostela with 136mm (5.4inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 245 hours of sunshine in Barcelona during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Spain.

Where to go in Spain in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Spain 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 Spain

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Spain?

Average weather in Barcelona

In May Barcelona generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Barcelona
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
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
13°C / 55°F 
222 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
8 days 
23°C / 73°F 
16°C / 61°F 
245 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
20°C / 68°F 
263 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
6 days 
Climate in Barcelona

Average weather in Madrid

In May Madrid generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Madrid
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
<<  
18°C / 65°F 
8°C / 46°F 
214 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
7 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
270 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 83°F 
16°C / 61°F 
310 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
3 days 
Climate in Madrid

Average weather in Calpe

In May Calpe generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (56°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Calpe
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
20°C / 68°F 
10°C / 50°F 
37mm / 1.5inch 
11 days 
23°C / 74°F 
13°C / 56°F 
30mm / 1.2inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 78°F 
17°C / 63°F 
21mm / 0.8inch 
7 days 
Climate in Calpe

Average weather in Valencia

In May Valencia generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (58°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Valencia
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
<<  
21°C / 69°F 
11°C / 53°F 
233 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
5 days 
24°C / 74°F 
15°C / 58°F 
258 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
4 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
19°C / 66°F 
277 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
3 days 
Climate in Valencia

Average weather in Seville

In May Seville generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Seville
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 
11°C / 52°F 
240 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
6 days 
27°C / 81°F 
14°C / 57°F 
295 hours 
32mm / 1.3inch 
4 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
18°C / 64°F 
320 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
Climate in Seville

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Spain.

Is May the best time to go to Spain?

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

On average the best time to visit Spain is in May, June, July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Barcelona. The worst months are January and December that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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