May Weather Averages for Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum: May

The weather in Bodrum, Turkey during May starts to feel more like summer. The sun normally shines for around 12 hours per day which helps to raise the temperature to 26 °C. However, the lowest temperature you can expect is usually around 16°C which is still warm enough to walk around without wearing a jacket. Those visiting the resort in May should pack some beachwear, shorts and t-shirts and leave warm clothes at home.

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  • Temperature Temperature 21°C 70°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 12 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 67°F

Daily May Averages for Bodrum

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 20 19 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 20 21 21 22 22 21 20 21 21 21 22 20 21
°F 70 70 68 68 68 68 68 68 70 68 66 68 68 68 70 70 70 70 68 70 70 72 72 70 68 70 70 70 72 68 70

Bodrum: May

The weather in Bodrum, Turkey during May starts to feel more like summer. The sun normally shines for around 12 hours per day which helps to raise the temperature to 26 °C. However, the lowest temperature you can expect is usually around 16°C which is still warm enough to walk around without wearing a jacket. Those visiting the resort in May should pack some beachwear, shorts and t-shirts and leave warm clothes at home.

Weather

The daily average for Bodrum in May is usually around 21 °C and it's a pretty dry month. The average rainfall for the month is somewhere around 12mm which generally equals a 15% chance of rain. You may experience a very light shower or slight drizzle during 5 days of the month. The highest ever recorded temperature in May for Bodrum is a sweltering 37 °C with the lowest being a cool 8°C. However, temperatures are usually within the average range for each month. The average sea temperature in May is around 19°C which despite being notably cool can feel refreshing when you've enjoyed a 10 minute dip. The average humidity for the resort is around 57%, however that is fairly comfortable for this time of year.

Where to stay

The beautiful hotels in Bodrum make it impossible to choose from. However, if you're struggling to narrow your choice down then consider the Atrium Hotel. Located just five minutes away from the centre of town and only 150 metres away from the beach, this stunning family friendly establishment is definitely a great choice. Despite the design of the building being inspired by sumptuous Roman villas, everything about this hotel is Turkish. Each room is simple but practical, decorated with dark wood furniture and en-suite facilities. All guests are welcome to try the buffet breakfast every morning with traditional Turkish cuisine being served in the evenings. The pool and terrace bars are the ideal place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink. Those who want to explore will enjoy the fact that this hotel is just a five minute drive from some of Bodrums major attractions, such as Bodrum Castle.

Things to do

Bodrum has many activities to offer those visiting the area. As waters are slightly warmer at this time of year, it's ideal to go scuba diving. The Bodrum peninsula is a very popular place for scuba diving and many diving schools accommodate those wishing to explore the Big Bango and Small Bango; both amazing locations to discover a wide range of marine life. Both beginners and those who are experienced can take advantage of the range of scuba diving schools in the area. You'll experience a day of adventure and excitement and even those who don't want to dive can still join in.

Restaurants and nightlife

Those looking to experience fine dining in the area can visit the Bodrum Maya Hotel. Nestled among mandarin trees in a tranquil area away from the hustle and bustle of town, this hotel offers a stunning restaurant. Here, you can enjoy both international and Turkish cuisine as well as listening to traditional Turkish music. The picturesque hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, free Wi-Fi and all rooms are en-suite. Located just five minutes away from the marina, this hotel and restaurant is in the ideal location if you want to be close to a range of amenities.

Dates to note

May brings some exciting events to Bodrum. The annual bicycle festival is one to check out as its organised by the Bodrum Nature Sports Club. Its aim is to clean up the town by encouraging drivers to cycle on a bike trail instead of driving, thus helping the environment. Starting at Neyezen Tevfik Street, keen rider's cycle through many dedicated bike trails before finishing in the Quay Centre. The festival is accompanied by music, dance and acrobatic performances that provide fun entertainment for the crowds that gather in the resort. 

Bicycles at the beach Bodrum bicycle festival.

Bicycles at the beach, Bodrum Bicycle Festival.

Another event to look out for during May is the Bodrum Diving Festival. This incredible event is organised each year by the Bodrum Underwater Society and Bodrum Marina Yacht Club and features a number of historical displays. These displays usually exhibit antique diving gear and there are also demonstrations for underwater enthusiasts. Live music and dance accompany the main event to provide an exciting occasion that all the family can enjoy.

Those that enjoy music will love the Bodrum Jazz Festival which features a free programme of concerts that are held at the marinas yacht club. Both well-known musicians and up and coming singers provide the entertainment and it's a really great event to witness in the evening. 

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