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Andalucia Weather in May, Spain

ANDALUCIA AVERAGES FOR MAY

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Andalucia Averages May

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    20°C
    68°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    27°C
    81°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    13°C
    55°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    18°C
    65°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    10 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    5 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    36 mm

Andalucia Daily Averages May

May, 2024

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 17º 63º
Thu
2 Avg 20º 68º
Fri
3 Avg 18º 64º
Sat
4 Avg 19º 66º
5 Avg 19º 66º
6 Avg 20º 68º
7 Avg 20º 68º
8 Avg 22º 72º
9 Avg 23º 73º
10 Avg 23º 73º
11 Avg 22º 72º
12 Avg 22º 72º
13 Avg 24º 75º
14 Avg 24º 75º
15 Avg 22º 72º
16 Avg 22º 72º
17 Avg 21º 70º
18 Avg 20º 68º
19 Avg 18º 64º
20 Avg 16º 61º
21 Avg 19º 66º
22 Avg 19º 66º
23 Avg 21º 70º
24 Avg 22º 72º
25 Avg 21º 70º
26 Avg 21º 70º
27 Avg 21º 70º
28 Avg 22º 72º
29 Avg 22º 72º
30 Avg 22º 72º
31 Avg 24º 75º
Forecast
Avg Historical Daily Average

Weather Lowdown

May is the first of the generally hot months in Andalucia, although the heat is rarely as intense as it is during high summer (July and August). Daytime temperatures typically reach a maximum of 27°C (80°F), and the temperature typically falls to 13°C (55°F) overnight, though it is usually warmer at night near the Mediterranean coastline. Rain is quite frequent in some Mays in the north of the region, particularly the mountainous Sierra Nevada region, but many Mays are very dry near the Mediterranean coastline.

Skies over Andalucia range from mostly clear (28%) to partly cloudy (42%), clearing up as the month wanes. On average across the region, there are 5 days with rain, with an average total of about 30-40mm per month. Chance of precipitation is roughly 28%, most likely around March 1, occurring as light or moderate rain, and occasionally as thunderstorms.

Sunshine is a very reliable feature of the weather during May, with an average of 10 hours of bright sunshine per day across the region, highest near the Mediterranean coast. Sea temperatures in May start to warm up slightly for summer--18°C (65°F).

Humidity ranges from comfortable (30%) to very humid (94%), and the air is driest around May 31. Wind speeds range from calm to moderate breeze, typically blowing in from the west.

Temperatures in May rapidly increase. Around May 1, averages are at 14°C (57°F), highs at 22°C (71°F) and lows at 8°C (46°F). By the end of the month, averages jump up to 17°C (62°F), highs to 27°C (80°F) and lows to 12°C (53°F).

Where to Stay

Hesperia Cordoba

Hesperia Cordoba is a 4-star hotel with views of the Guadalquivir river. The city's historic centre and the famous Mosque-Cathedral is only a 10-minute walk away. Their bright and modern rooms are available as standard, superior or junior suites. The rooftop terrace and outdoor pool are open from May to October. The onsite restaurant offers open-air dining on the terrace with a full menu.

Hotel Don Paula

Hotel Don Paula is located in La Juderia neighbourhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main square Las Tendillas and the Mezquita Catedral are within 5 minutes' walking distance. Each one of its 10 rooms are equipped with private bathroom, TV, A/C, fridge, telephone, wifi--and some cater to solo and physically handicapped guests.

Hit the Beach

Playa de los Genoveses

Playa de los Genoveses is a perfect horseshoe bay with shallow water. It is still off the beaten track and undeveloped, which makes it a great respite from the crowds as well as the heat. You won't find sunbeds or other facilities here--that honour lies in the nearby town of San Jose.

Playa del Cristo

Playa del Cristo lies just outside of Estepona in Malaga province. It is especially catered to small children, with its soft sands and a car park.

Eating & Drinking Out

Restaurante Palangreros

Restaurante Palangreros has been serving patrons in Fuengirola for more than 20 years. Their Mediterranean cuisine is made from quality ingredients: pork sirloin skewer, fried aubergines with honey, swordfish with ratatouille, crayfish paella, and more.

Cacho & Pepe

Cacho & Pepe, Granada is a cute little Italian bistro in the heart of old Granada. Their homemade pasta and friendly service attracts hundreds of customers day after day.

Things to Do

Cruces de Mayo

May features the Cruces de Mayo (Festival of the May Crosses) in most towns and cities across Andalucia, and the most impressive of the festivals is generally considered to be located at Cordoba, in which people attempt to decorate crosses with flowers for prizes.

Cordoba Spring Feria

Cordoba also hosts the Cordoba Spring Feria at the end of May, which is similar to Seville's Feria de Abril but on a smaller scale, boasting eating, drinking and dancing.

The Old Town

Most of the amazing architectural sights of Cordoba are within easy walking distance. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the second largest in Europe and home to many charming neighbourhoods. Its cobblestone streets are full of interesting souvenirs, delicious cafes, and peaceful parkways.

Number one destination is the Mesquita, a former mosque turned cathedral. The original Islamic design is still vividly apparent in the red and white striped arches. Also of note is the massive bell tower, built to replace a minaret, and the courtyard of orange trees.

Sierra Subbetica

There is plenty of countryside to explore in the province of Cordoba including Sierra Subbetica which contains stunning limestone formations, and nearby lie the towns of Cabra and Lucena, which offer various historic centres to explore.