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Lake Louise weather in May (Alberta, Canada)

Curious about the May weather in Lake Louise? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In May, Lake Louise generally has low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 7°C, while nights can cool down to about -3°C.

Precipitation

Lake Louise in May usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 75 mm for the month. Typically around 13 days of snow/rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 203 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Lake Louise. July and August typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Lake Louise, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -3°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 7°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 44%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 75 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 40% *  
SunshineSunshine 203 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Banff, Canada (50 KM, 31 Miles).

Where to go in Canada in May

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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