Averages for Copenhagen in May

Copenhagen takes seriously its responsibilities to the environment. Every May they celebrate the Green Mermaid Festival

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Averages for Copenhagen in May

  Temperature 12°C


Low Temperature 7°C


  High Temperature 16°C


  Sunshine Hours 12 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 15 %
  Rainfall 40mm
  Rainfall days 14 days
  Chance of Rain 46 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 34 %
  Sea Temperature 10°C


Chance of Windy Day 38 %
Daily averages for May

Daily averages for May

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Averages for Copenhagen in May

Copenhagen takes seriously its responsibilities to the environment. Every May they celebrate the Green Mermaid Festival which a four day event focused on raising environmental awareness, thereby emphasizing to the world's consciousness of Copenhagen being the most environment friendly city in Europe. 

Copenhagen annually holds the Copenhagen Marathon, a 42 km race which entails running through the streets of the city. Ten kilometers is also included in the race for those who prefer to run a shorter distance.

There are an expected 12 hours of sunshine per day and the average daily temperature is 120 C.

Rain in May is not unusual but it will definitely not dampen the spirit of the people. There is much cause for celebration because aside from the festivals, the famous 
Tivoli Gardens is now open after its winter slumber.  Tivoli is the world's second oldest amusement park having been opened in 1845 when its founder told King Christian VIII that "when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics." Tivoli has kept up with the times by installing the newest and latest rides. Still, the most popular ride in the park is the wooden rollercoaster. 

Also one for the oldest records is the Copenhagen Zoo which was founded in 1859. It is one of the oldest zoos in Europe.  Children will surely enjoy here as the zoo management allows minimal contact with the safer animals such as feeding the giraffes and monkeys. 

Copenhagen Zoo Donkey

Donkey at Copenhagen Zoo. 

A short stroll from the Tivoli Gardens is the Saga Hotel Copenhagen. The hotel offers budget rooms that start at a low rate of £48. 

May events in Copenhagen


Green Mermaid Festival

15th May 2016 to 19th May 2016

Various awareness campaigns are featured in this event to raise environment awareness. This four-day festival aims to make Copenhagen the Environmental Capital of Europe. Enjoy film screenings in Kalvebod Brygge 45 and concerts during this event.




Copenhagen Carnival

15th May 2016 to 20th May 2016

Copenhagen Carnival is celebrated in Fælledparken on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark for three days (Friday-Sunday) all throughout the Whitsun Holiday. Over the years, this has grown into the largest Danish festival for World music, usually featuring around 120 bands and 100,000 spectators attending the event.


Copenhagen Marathon

28th May 2016 to 30th May 2016

Taking place at the end of May, thousands of Danish amateur and professional athletes take to the streets of Copenhagen to take part in this yearly marathon compete that finishes inVester Voldgade and is over 42km long. The event is headed by the The Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon Expo.



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