Weather Averages for Madrid in May
Averages for Madrid in May
There's a reason that Madrid is known as the 'sunny city'.
As one of the sunniest areas in Europe, you're guaranteed to find warm and sunny weather when visiting Madrid.
This is especially true of May. The spring weather is very warm with plenty of sun shine seen every day. It is also a more pleasant time of the year to visit than in the peak months of summer when the weather can get unbearably hot.
The average daily temperature for Madrid in this month can reach highs of 21°C (70°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F).
Madrid sees an average of 9 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
There is an average rainfall of 47 mm over 10 days expected throughout this month.
Running with the bulls is one of Spain's most notorious traditions and in Madrid you will have the chance to take part yourself. Rest assured, no animals will be harmed! An instructor will guide you in the ring and show you the best way to run away from the baby bull, with Spanish beer and wine and a huge feast provided for you to enjoy after. This will be one experience you will never forget!
Another exciting sport to try out whilst you are in Madrid is quad biking. If you want to try out this activity whilst you are in Madrid, you will be whisked away for an hour or two to bike along the trails. Just keep an eye out for the obstacles that are in your way!
May events in Madrid
1st May 2015
Labour day is an annual public holiday in order to celebrate the achievement and hard work of workers. This day is celebrated as a public holiday in Spain. Many meetings and celebrations are organised on this day especially in Madrid, but expect many businesses to be closed, as it is a day of rest.
1st May 2015 to 10th May 2015
The Madrid Open is a professional tennis tournament on "Terre Battue" that starts before the Roland Garros Grand Slam, many tennis players compete in this event such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
San Isidro fair
15th May 2015
San Isidro is the Patron Saint of Madrid. Canonized in 1622, he is a famous member of the legends and stories of the city. This is a unique chance to discover some of the most authentic customs of Madrid, a major capital city which still conserves all its popular traditions intact. Throughout the weekend of the holiday you'll find concerts and street parades winding through the city centre.