Weather Averages for Barcelona in May
Averages for Barcelona in May
May to July is the most ideal weather for a holiday in Barcelona as it is summertime.
Tourists tend to flock to the city during this month as the weather is beautiful, without being as humid as it can get in the later summer months, such as August.
In May, Barcelona experiences hot, warm days with sunny, clear skies.
The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C (that is about 68°F) where as the average minimum temperatures drop down to 12°C (that is about 53°F).
May is an ideal time to visit if you like sunbathing as there in an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. However, be sure to protect yourself with a decent sun cream, as the sun's rays can be strong and there is a risk of sunburn. Also make sure you stay healthy by keeping yourself hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids through the day.
Moreover, the sea is perfect for swimming or getting involved in water sports as the average temperature is a warm 18°C.
If you want to do more in Barcelona than lying on the beach all day or frolicking in the sea, there is a lot more that you can get involved in. Barcelona is the cultural capital of Spain and there lot of events and festivities you can enjoy in the month of May.
You could spend some
time exploring the city and taking advantage of the tourist sights and cultural
attractions Barcelona is famous for.
For festivals and events during this month, Corpus Christi is celebrated in the month of May. Flowers are laid down to make a flower carpet and the celebrations include various traditional dances as well as a "dancing egg" which is balanced on the fountain in the cathedral.
In May, you can also experience the celebrations of the Day of Sant Ponc in the honour of the Saint Ponc, patron saint of Herbalist's. On this day you can peruse and buy some of the best fresh herbs, flowers, cakes, sweets and aromatic oils.