Almeria Weather May Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Almeria in May
The weather in May in Almeria is characterised by increasing temperatures and longer, sunnier days as summer approaches.
The average daytime temperature now is a pleasant 190C with average high and low temperatures of 140C to 240C. This is a pleasant time of year to visit and explore the city which can be too exhausting in the hotter temperatures of the summer months such as July or August. Temperatures are similar in this resort to those experienced in Monaco at this time of year, although Monaco usually has more rain than Almeria. The highest recently recorded temperature this month was 340C and the coldest was 30C.
The average rainfall at this time of year is 10mm that falls over around 5 days of the month. The chance of seeing rain while visiting varies from around 12% at the end of May to 18% at the beginning. Moderate precipitation is the most common, but light rain may also occur. As the climate is fairly dry at this time of year, it is unlikely that an umbrella will be needed if out sightseeing.
The days are getting longer at this time of the year, and the average hours of sunshine is 9 hours per day and the days are increasing in length by around 45 minutes from the start of the month to the end. The sun rises at the beginning of May at around 7.20am and the sunset is at 9pm. Cloud cover varies during the month and tends to become less cloudy, from 40% cover early in the month to around 30% cover as May ends.
Humidity ranges from 50% to 90% over the course of May, becoming more humid later in the month. Sea temperatures are around 190C on average and swimming in the Mediterranean is becoming more pleasant.
Wind speeds remain light and range from 0 m/s to 8 m/s, rarely exceeding 13 m/s. A detailed 14-day forecast is available for those travelling to the resort in the near future.
Almeria Hotels for May
For those who enjoy a round of golf, an ideal hotel to stay at is the 5* Vincci hotel located next to the La Envia golf club in Almeria. The warmer May days are perfect for golf, and for those who are not keen golfers, this luxury hotel caters for everyone with amenities including a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, restaurant, bar/lounge and a business centre.
Ideally located in the city centre, the 4* Nuevo Torreluz hotel is within easy walking distance of all the city sights including the cathedral, the castle and the shopping area. There are many bars and restaurants in the area and is close to the beach. The hotel has a restaurant, business centre, room service and parking facilities.
When the weather begins to warm up in May, a day at the beach may be needed. The 4* Marina Playa hotel has an unbeatable beachfront location and is ideal for family or couple's holidays. The hotel has a pool, beach access, restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness centre and spa, and is located close to the Club Marina Golf course. It also offers children's activities, business facilities and air-conditioning for those hot May days.
Bars and Restaurants
For some beautiful seafood in the warmer May month, head to Arroceria la Lonja restaurant located close to the sea, the views from the veranda are stunning. Serving quality traditional Spanish cuisine and specialising in seafood, this is the ideal place to take friends or family for a relaxing dinner. Using local produce and the freshest ingredients, this restaurant is the place to go for an enjoyable evening.
For quality North African and Moroccan cuisine, go to Aljaima restaurant in the old town. Serving authentic cuisine from the Mediterranean and north Africa such as tagines, hummus, couscous and more, this restaurant has friendly, professional service and a welcoming atmosphere. Go for a meal or just a drink in the smaller bar area upstairs, and have the option of buying some Moroccan handicrafts or Argan oil available for sale.
Head to Mojacar beach for an evening out at Maui Mojacar bar. This lively restaurant and bar serves great food for lunch and dinner, while drinks flow during the evening. The beach location is ideal for the warmer May days when the cocktails and beer are perfect for sunny afternoons. With sports shown on the big screen TV, this is the best place to head to watch the game with friends.
Things to do in Almeria in May
May has the perfect weather for exploring La Alcabaza, the large fort in the town, built in the 10th century, and visible from all around the city. With three large compounds, it was built as defence for the city and to protect its people from attack. The inner compounds were home to Moorish kings and contain baths, mosque and a palace. Close to the cathedral, the views of the city and the port from the top of the walls are spectacular.
For the more adventurous visitors, go for a motorbike tour in the Cabo de Gata. This exciting day out allows visitors to explore areas that would be hard to find without the guide, and experiencing authentic local Spanish food along the way. Go with a group or make new friends along the way, this is the best way to spend time seeing the real Almeria with a local guide, showing you the best places to go.