Corsica: May Weather Averages
|Chance of Sunny Day||34 %|
|Chance of Rain||29 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||19 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||3 %|
Averages for Corsica in May
The true start of the summer season begins in May. Temperatures have warmed to a pleasant daily average of 60.3°F (15.7°C).
Average low temperatures are still comfortable at 51.8°F (11°C), while the days can be as warm as 69.8°F (21°C) for the high on average.
Precipitation is down to only 1.58” (40.2 mm) for the month, with the majority of the rainfall coming on only 8 days of the month.
Visitors can now enjoy up to 10 hours of sunshine each and every day,
compared to the significantly shorter days of the winter months of November,
December, and January.
With this change of season comes a month
dedicated to nature. In Corsica and in nearby
towns, all of the celebrations and festivals during the month of May are
inspired by nature and the outdoors.
These, naturally, are held outside and are picturesque scenes that one would assume can only appear in film. Not so, but a May visit is the only way to ensure that you see these festivals for yourself.
In addition, the sea has now warmed enough for visitors to enjoy the beaches. Windsurfing, sailing and boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming and sunbathing are just some of the beach activities that you can enjoy at this time of year.
May events in Corsica
1st May 2015
Labor Day in Corsica is the same as anywhere in the world. It celebrates the achievements and rights of workers. It is called La Fête du Muguet, La Fête du Travail in France. It is a custom in France people to give flowers to their loved ones on this day.
Victory in Europe Day
8th May 2015
On 8th of May people in Corsica celebrate the Victory in Europe Day, or as it is generally known the V Day. It is celebrated to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. On this day the World War II ended in Europe. During the Second World War Corsica was occupied by the Italian military which lasted from November 1942 until September 1943.
14th May 2015
On May 14th 2015, the people in Corsica and all of France celebrate Ascension Day (Ascension) which is the day that Jesus ascended to heaven. Some Christians in France attend church services, others use Ascension Day to spend time with family and friends. Official businesses are closed, but tourist areas, restaurants and cafes are open. There will be numerous church services in most churches, chapels and cathedrals in Corsica. Some of the most beautiful are Eglise St. Spiridion in Cargese and Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure in Bonifacio.
A Fiera di U Casgiu
3rd May 2015 to 4th May 2015
From the 3th to 4th of May 2015, in Venaco, the State Fair of farmhouse cheese (A Fiera di U Casgiu) will take place. If you are a cheese lover, this is the place to be. The fair is an annual event and it celebrates local cheeses. After the feature on Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes, people know more about this fair.
European Museum Day
18th May 2015
On May 18th, 2015 it is the European Museum Day. On this day almost every museum in France, and therefore in Corsica, is open all night and free of charge. There are other fun and entertaining activities on this night such as concerts, movie screenings, literature readings, fireworks, etc. Corsica has many privately-owned and state-run museums that will appeal to all ages and types of people. Some of the most popular are the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum in Levie, The Departmental Museum of Prehistory in Sartene and the A Bandero Museum in Ajaccio which features information about Corsica's historical past. If you are interested in this event make sure to check beforehand which museums are taking part in the event.