Averages for Larnaca in May

Weather lowdown

May is already very warm in Larnaca, a seaside resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus. The average temperature is no less than 21°C this time of year—this is a three-degree increase since April, but still four degrees fewer than it will be in June, the official start of summer. The nighttime temperatures average a pleasant 15°C, an excellent temperature for evening strolls along the seafront. In the afternoons, the mercury climbs to a war...

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  • Temperature Temperature 21°C 69°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 10 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 4 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 22°C 72°F

Weather lowdown

May is already very warm in Larnaca, a seaside resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus. The average temperature is no less than 21°C this time of year—this is a three-degree increase since April, but still four degrees fewer than it will be in June, the official start of summer. The nighttime temperatures average a pleasant 15°C, an excellent temperature for evening strolls along the seafront. In the afternoons, the mercury climbs to a warm average high of 26°C, perfect to hang out on the beach or participate in outdoor activities. The temperature of the Mediterranean Sea, however, is not yet warm enough to be comfortable for all people. Averaging 16°C, the water is suitable for swimming for the hardiest of visitors. The beach itself, though, is already a popular hangout place this month.

May in Larnaca is characterised by quickly clearing skies. The percentage of cloud cover decreases from 29% to 17% in the course of the month. This brings with it much more sunshine and fewer raindrops.

The average day in May has 10 glorious hours of sunshine, only two hours fewer than the annual maximum that is recorded in June and July, and the same number as in September.

In May, there are only 4 days with precipitation and the total amount of rainfall is about 10mm throughout the whole month. This total amount of rainfall is pretty much the same every month from April through September. The chance that rainfall occurs decreases drastically in the course of the month. In the beginning, there is a 21% chance that rainfall will occur, while at the end that chance has lessened to 11%. There are three types of rainfall that may be experienced in Larnaca in May, although they're quite unlikely. Moderate rain and thunderstorms are the most common, respectively occurring on 43% and 39% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is observed on 17% of the rainy days.

Where to stay

Tucked between the city centre and the airport, Palm Beach Hotel is situated on its own long, sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and beautiful gardens. This large hotel contains 228 rooms all with modern amenities and either sea or garden views. Several restaurants and bars are located on site with options to dine indoors or out, all offering contemporary design and delectable food and drinks. For leisure and relaxation, try the hotel's pool, tennis and squash courts, or wellness center. For water sports, there is a centre located right on the hotel's beach, offering a convenient way to book water activities. Weddings and other events are also available for booking at the Palm Beach Hotel.

Things to do

There are many amazing beaches in Larnaca that cater to everybody's tastes. Pylo Beach (CTO beach) is very centrally located and is very popular with families. There are many amenities nearby and this is also a popular beach for watersports such as waterskiing and jet skiing, as well as land-based sports like volleyball. Faros Beach is also one of the popular beaches in Larnaca, particularly among families because of its shallow and calm water.

If you want something more out of your holiday than just lazing on the beaches and eating and drinking, you should definitely consider participating in some traditional activities. In an area with a history that goes back thousands of years, traditions are still an important part of daily life. You can, for instance, join pottery making classes and create your own vases and bowls. You can also learn how traditional halloumi is made and sample the wide variety of dishes that are made with it. The mountains behind the resort are home to several wineries, where you can taste local wines and sometimes even pick your own grapes. By learning a craft or tasting local food, you will undoubtedly feel a stronger connection with the local people and their culture—definitely an enhancement to any vacation.

Eating and drinking out

Opened in 1993 by a couple who wanted to offer people a place where they could enjoy great food in a typical Greek atmosphere, Art Café 1900 is situated in the Plakota neighbourhood of the resort, in one of its oldest and most picturesque areas. On the menu, you will find typical Mediterranean dishes with classic ingredients, such as olives, feta cheese, lamb, garlic and wine.

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