Banff weather in May (Alberta, Canada)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Banff in May lies at 14.7°C (58.46°F). The average minimum temperature is 2.0°C (35.6°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is moderate with an average of 61mm (2.4 inches). There are generally around 14 rainy days. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 203 hours of sunshine during the entire month.

So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. It’s not quite the end of sweater weather, so don’t pack your knits away yet. But you could for example swap a turtleneck for a button down shirt in this month.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.


Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 2 °C
Max Temperature 14 °C
Chance of Rain 47%
Precipitation 61mm
Rainy Days 14
Sunshine Hours 203

Where to stay in Banff

Where to go in Canada in May

Find out more about the weather in Canada in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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).

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Outdoor sports

Weather Forecasts for Banff (Alberta)

Tue   Feb 07
3°C | -1°C
SW 7 km/h
1.8 mm
overcast and slight sleet

overcast and slight sleet

Wed   Feb 08
1°C | -7°C
W 11 km/h
2.1 mm
half cloudy and slight snow

half cloudy and slight snow

Thu   Feb 09
2°C | -9°C
W 7 km/h
0.7 mm
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

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