Cannes weather in May (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)

Looking to travel to Cannes in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In Cannes, May is characterized by pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 21°C (show in °F), while nights can cool down to about 14°C.

Cannes in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 57 mm (show in inches) for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 9 days of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 251 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.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, May is a great time to visit. May, June, July, August and September generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January, February, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Cannes climate page with graphs.


Cannes, monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 14.2°C  
Max Temperature 20.5°C  
Water Temperature 18°C *  
Chance of Rain 28%  
Precipitation 57 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 78% *  
Windspeed 11 km/h *  
Sunshine 251 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine 62% *  
* Data from: Monaco, France (17 KM, 11 Miles).

Where to go in France in May

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

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Cannes in May?

For visitors traveling to Cannes, 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. With a water temperature of around 18°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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