Weather Averages for Porto in May
Averages for Porto in May
True to the saying, April showers do bring May flowers, at least in Porto. May sees the continued warmth and diminishing precipitation that is occurring across much of the European continent. The average daily temperature is 15 degrees Celsius with a low of 11 degrees and a high of 19 degrees. The number of hours of sunshine grows to 9 every day. One benefit of traveling to Porto in May is that the rainfall tapers down to 70 mm over 15 days throughout the month. The nearby Atlantic Ocean remains chilly at 0 degrees Celsius.
The beginning of late spring and early summer means the tourist season and higher rates greet travellers in Porto. However, there are hotel options that won’t break your bank. The Hotel B&B Porto Centro is an affordable and stylish choice that is also conveniently located in Porto. While the hotel has lower rates than others in the area, they offer breakfast, free Wi-Fi and other amenities to make sure your time there is wonderful.
Located along the banks of the River Duoro, the Zona Riveirinha is a boardwalk with numerous restaurants, shops and bars to enjoy. The combination of charming local culture with live music combined with the spectacular views of the town make this stroll a must-do for travellers.
Meanwhile, high above the city is Taylor’s Port, a wonderful restaurant to grab a meal. Set on lovely manicured grounds, this restaurant has a view of the city that is hard to beat.
A major event in May is the Queima das Fitas. During this weeklong event before university finals, students march from their universities to city hall where the Mayor greets them. After that there are concerts every night and alcohol stands set up to fund various student trips and groups.
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