Weather Averages for Alicante in May
Averages for Alicante in May
May sees temperatures in Alicante climb and the tourist season really kicks off.
The average temperature now reaches a high of 23°C (that's about 73°F) during the day and at night dips to a low of around 13°C (about 55°F).
You can expect rain on an average of 4 days of the month. The average monthly rain is around 29mm and there are around 9 hours of average daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature is around 17°C (that's about 63°F) so you can head up to the nearby beach resorts of Benidorm and Calpe.
Here you can sun yourself on the beach or try your hand at some watersports such as waterskiing, jetskiing and scuba diving.
Take care not to let sunburn and sunstroke ruin your holiday.
Always wear sunscreen with a high SPF and make sure you seek shelter from the sun during the hottest parts of the day.
You can check the local weather report to find out when this is.
The May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo) Festival takes place this month, and is a visually stunning time of year as locals decorate crosses in flowers and place them on front doors and walls around towns.
This is also accompanied by music and dancing.
May events in Alicante
Labour Day : 1st May
1st May 2015
Labour Day is a public holiday given to recognize and celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
Cruces de Mayo
1st May 2015 to 3rd May 2015
During the annual Cruces de Mayo festival, held in May from the 1st-3rd May in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of Alicante, the area comes alive with music, dance and flowers. The cobbled streets, plazas and balconies get a makeover as they are decorated with flowers arranged into the shape of crosses.