Weather Averages for Dubrovnik in May
Averages for Dubrovnik in May
May in Dubrovnik is when temperatures really begin to climb and the summer season truly kicks off.
Average temperatures reach a very pleasant high of around 21°C (70°F) and reach a low of a very manageable 11°C (51°F), with an average of 8 sunshine hours per day.
However, average rainfall during May is around 75mm over 10 days, so although it is likely to be generally dry and warm, there is still a risk of showers during your trip so make sure to pack something waterproof just in case.
The average sea temperature during May is 18°C (64°F), so the braver among you may be tempted to head out for a swim but be sure to check the local weather forecast before venturing out.
There is lots of breathtaking countryside surrounding Dubrovnik, such as Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes, famed for their extensive wildlife and beautiful waterfalls in an array of dazzling colours.
Breathtaking countryside surrounds Dubrovnik, Krka National Park.
There are also many outdoor activities for you to enjoy, such as rock climbing, cycling and hiking.
May also sees another international event designed to compete with Cannes in the glamour stakes - the Dubrovnik International Film Festival. Not to be confused with the Libertas Festival in April, this film festival kicks off right after Cannes ends and runs for four days.
Showcasing the best in national and international film, the festival ends with an awards ceremony celebrating the best films screened over the four days.
Dubrovnik City Square in May.
May events in Dubrovnik
International Workers' Day (Medunarodni Praznik Rada)
1st May 2015
Labour Day is a National Holiday, also known as International Worker's Day on 1st May. Labourers of great numbers gather to have fun participating dances, cultural shows, concerts and other activities locally called as Medunarodni Praznik Rada.
Dubrovnik Chamber Trio
3rd May 2015
A concert celebrating Beethoven's classics and romantic songs. Dubrovnik Chamber Trio is held on April 5th at Domino Church.
Patron Saint of Split
7th May 2015
Sv Duje as locally known, St. Doimus or The Day Patron Saint of Split occurs on May 7th. The event includes feast of St. Dujam. The main part is the procession from Diocletian's Palace which is the the world's oldest cathedral.