Krakow: May Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||11 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||25 %|
|Rainfall days||16 days|
|Chance of Rain||55 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||22 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||4 %|
Averages for Krakow in May
May is a warm month in Krakow, Poland, with an average temperature of 14°C, comprising of an average high of 20°C and low of 8°C. The sea temperature averages 30°C, but rainfall increases by 50% to 60mm over 16 days. Humidity is 70% again, and there are also 11 hours of sunshine per day.
May is an excellent month for tourists to Krakow, as it has the Krakow International Film Festival, showcasing short films and documentaries. There is the Cracovia Marathon, which is a popular running event that continues to get more popular each year. The student carnival Juvenalia takes place in the middle of the month and many of the town’s students receive symbolic keys to the city’s gates. Juvenalia has plenty of fancy dress processions, masquerades and street dancing. Finally, there is the Student Song Festival, which has been going since the 1960s on the Main Market Square.
Hotel Columbus was the Traveller’s Choice 2013 winner for Best Service. Located in the centre of Krakow, the hotel is surrounded by bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums and shops. There are 24 rooms on offer, comprised of 11 twin, 10 double and three triples. Each room comes with air-conditioning, magnetic-coded room access, wireless Internet access, a safe and bathrooms.
Don’t forget to check the seven-day forecast before leaving home though!
May events in Krakow
1st May 2015
Labor Day, also known as May 1st marks a time when the weather becomes warmer in the spring, and is a day to celebrate the achievement of workers. Polish citizens have the day off work to celebrate with their families. There are occasional marches to promote workers’ rights in some major cities.
Constitution Day Poland
3rd May 2015
Constitution Day is part of a holiday season known as Majówka, which also includes the May 1st Labor Day holiday. It is celebrated with military parades, spring concerts and family picnics. Many people also gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The monument is dedicated to unknown soldiers who gave their lives for Poland. It is considered one of the most important achievements in the history of Poland.
24th May 2015
Whitsun is a Public Holiday throughout the country. It is a Christian holiday to remember the Holy Spirit’s descent (Zeslanie Ducha Swietego) upon Jesus’ disciples.
International Soup Festival
1st May 2015 to 31st May 2015
It is one of a kind annual festival, taking place in Plac Nowy, Kazimierz. It is a great occasion to taste traditional soups from various places in the world. A competition for the best soup prepared by amateur cooks from across Poland.
Photomonth in Krakow
15th May 2015 to 15th June 2015
The Month of Photography in Krakow has established itself as one of Europe's leading photography festivals, since beginning in 2002. Featuring over a 100 artists from all around Europe and beyond, the Photomonth Festival hosts nearly 50 displays each year along with a healthy smattering of workshops, seminars, lectures and moving picture shows.
Krakow Film Festival
25th May 2015 to 1st June 2015
An annual event in Krakow, one of Europe's oldest festivals dedicated to documentary, animation and other short films - and the international competition, the Krakow Film Festival ranks as one of the best celluloid celebrations in Europe, every year drawing legions of film fans to the city.
26th May 2015
Krakow celebrate Mother's day on 26th of May each year to honour all the mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Mother's Day in Poland was first celebrated in Krakow in 1923, but its popularity did not grow until World War II and after.