Faro weather in May (Algarve, Portugal)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Faro in May lies at 21.9°C (71.42°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 16.4°C (61.52°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

May is a dry month with an average of 29mm (1.1 inches) of rain. There are generally around 5 rainy days. It is also invariably a very sunny time of year with 304 hours of sun during the entire month. May is known as one of the best months to visit Faro.


Faro, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 16 °C  
Max Temperature 21 °C  
Water Temperature 17 °C *  
Chance of Rain 18%  
Precipitation 28mm  
Rainy days 5 days  
Humidity 64% *  
Sunshine 304 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 68% *  

Where to stay in Faro

Where to go in Portugal in May

Find out more about the weather in Portugal 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 to wear in May? For visitors traveling to Faro 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. With a water temperature of around 17.0°C (62.6°F), 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

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