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Barcelona Weather in May, Spain

Barcelona 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • 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

  • 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

    8 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


    54 mm

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Barcelona Daily Averages May


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10 Avg 19º 66º
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15 Avg 16º 61º
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18 Avg 18º 64º
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21 Avg 19º 66º
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23 Avg 18º 64º
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31 Avg 20º 68º
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May Weather Averages

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What's The Weather Like in Barcelona in May?

May to July is the most ideal weather for a holiday in Barcelona as it is summertime. 

Is It Good To Visit Barcelona In May?

Tourists tend to flock to the city during this month as the weather is beautiful, without being as humid as it can get in the later summer months, such as August.

How Warm Is Barcelona In May?

The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C. The average minimum temperatures drop down to 12°C. At this time of year, the maximum temperature can even exceed a hot 25°C one day in ten.  

 May Sunshine Hours In Barcelona

May is an ideal time to visit if you like sunbathing as there in an average of eight hours of sunshine per day. 

Does It Rain In Barcelona In May?

On average, May experiences around 60mm of rainfall spread across a total of nine days, 

Is Barcelona Hot In May?

During May, the typical wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 10 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s usually occurs around May 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is a moderate 7 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed closely by the south. 

Can You Swim In The Sea In Barcelona In May?

Moreover, the sea is perfect for swimming or getting involved in water sports as the average temperature is a warm 18°C that's only 3°C cooler than June, where sea temperatures can reach a warm 21°C. 

Barcelona Hotels in May 

Apartamentos Barcelona Nextdoor

Apartamentos Barcelona Nextdoor specializes in renting out holiday appartments for long and short stays. They have a number of fully equipped apartments in Barcelona's Gothic, Born and Ciutat Vella districts. Each apartment comes with a spacious living area, complete with a comfortable sofa bed, flat screen TV and kitchen. Some even come with an outdoor hot tub!

Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22

If you're staying in Barcelona for the weekend or are here on business you may want to stay at theHoliday Inn Express Barcelona City 22, situated in Sant Marti. This hotel offers guests a free continental buffet breakfast, and all rooms come with a satellite TV. The hotel is situated just 300 metres from Llacuna Metro Station is within close proximity to many of Barcelona's top tourist attractions.

Sunotel Central

On the other hand, set in an attractive Spanish building, the four-star Sunotel Central is a comfortable and elegant hotel situated in L'Eixample. This hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool and luxurious hot tub, with views out onto the rest of Barcelona. The hotel also offers superb transport links into the city centre, such as the Universitat Metro Station which is just 200m away from the hotel.

Hotel 1898

If you're planning to go to Barcelona on a honeymoon or a romantic getaway you must stay at Hotel 1898 in Ciutat Vella. This restored 19th century building boasts an elegant heated rooftop pool, indoor spa area, Mediterranean restaurant and all rooms come with free Wi-Fi and a marble bathroom. 

Barcelona Beach for May 

Sant Sebastia Beach

Sant Sebastia is a popular beach situated right next to the city center. Given its handy location, it is extremely popular with both tourists and locals so can get very crowded when the weather is warm. However, there are plenty of things to do here that make up for it such as water sports and swimming.

Bogatell Beach

If you want more of a tranquil and peaceful setting you should definitely try Bogatell. This stunning beach is close to the Port Olympic and there are a number of great restaurants and a promenade along the beach as well as a football pitch and volleyball court. 

Mar Bella

Furthermore, Mar Bella was constructed during the redevelopment of the city's coastline for the 1992 Olympic Games. There are a number of lush gardens and benches for picnicking along the backdrop of this beach, do note there is a nudist area too. 


For a great atmosphere head to Barceloneta, which is arguably one of the most popular beaches in the city. This beach is also one of the oldest in the area and there are plenty of activities available in the area such as water sports and a bike rental center.

Bars and Restaurants


If you're looking for a chic and sophisticated restaurant, you should definitely try Abac. This one-star Michelin restaurant is considered to be one of the city's finest restaurants. This eatery boasts an intimate setting as they only have a total capacity for 56 diners.

Els Pescadores

However, if you want somewhere which serves mouthwatering seafood you must head to Els Pescadors, which is Catalan for 'the fishermen.' This restaurant is located in a less touristy area of Barcelona and is renowned for serving delicious fresh cod.

Café de L'Opera

Café de L'Opera is situated down La Ramblas. This bar used to be a meeting spot for architects, designers, painters and writers and musos even meet here today for public debates. They offer a wide selection of bottled bears and an extensive range of spirits.

Tinta Roja 

If you enjoy tango dancing you should definitely try Tinta Roja. This popular bar boasts an over-the-top take on a 1940s inspired Buenos Aires dance hall. On certain nights of the year there are many live tango and trapeze performances at this place. They also serve a wide variety of delicious cocktails and if you're peckish they offer tuna, meat and vegetable empanadas.

Things to do in Barcelona in May

Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel Park) is a large 74-acre public park, located next to the historic center of Barcelona. There's so much to do here from discovering the various fountains and sculptures dotted around the park to hiring out a rowing boat for an hour or visiting several museums and even a zoo.

La Ramblas 

La Ramblas is one of the most famous streets in Barcelona, at nearly 1.2km long it is almost inevitable that you will walk along it at some point without maybe realizing! There's plenty to see and do here such as the famous La Boqueria market and  the Palau de la Virreina, a Baroque palace, that hosts museum exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year.

The Sagrada Familia 

The Sagrada Familia is arguably one of the most spectacular and breathtaking Roman Catholic Churches in the world. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, this Catholic Church is still under construction after 100 years! Even though the building work is unfinished, this place of worship attracts more than 2.8 million visitors a year. During May it is probably likely it will be very busy, so it may be better to visit the Sagrada Familia in the early morning or late evening.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló was built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of Barcelona and is one of the most symbolic works by world famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. This intriguing building is designed in a unique wavy shape, which is plastered with lime mortar and covered with a mosaic of ceramic discs and coloured glass.

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