Buenos Aires Weather May Averages, Argentina

    • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 19°C 66°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 11°C 52°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 80 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 7 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

    Buenos Aires Weather for May 2023

    What's the Weather Like in Buenos Aires in May


    The last autumn month features further decline in average air temperatures in Buenos Aires. Typical values for this time of year range from 10C (50F) to 19C (66.2F), but deviations are possible. Low temperatures may fluctuate between 6C (42.8F) and 18C (64.4F), while high temperatures tend to vary from 12C (53.6F) to 23C (73.4F). This time of year, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a significantly cooler destination than Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

    Daily temperatures are comfortable around mid-afternoon in the first week of the month. From then on, it feels cool (below 18C/64.4F) most of the time until the end of May. Starting from mid-May, cold temperatures (below 13C/55.4F) appear before the dawn. By the end of the month, the cold interval lasts from around midnight to 11 am.


    The average duration of sunshine is also on the decline during May in the city of Buenos Aires. Due to shorter daylight and longer intervals of cloudy weather, the destination receives around 5:30 hours of sunlight per day on average. Still, the ratio of sunny against cloudy conditions is approx. 55% to 45% this time of year. As for cloud cover, the probability of mostly cloudy or overcast weather is on the increase in the course of the month. At the beginning of May, days are 43% likely to be cloudy. Final days of the month are 51% probable to feature cloud cover over the city.


    The amount of precipitation the largest city of Argentina receives during the final autumn month is somewhat lesser than in April. Typically, this parameter measures between 75 mm/2.95 in and 90 mm/3.54 in, on average. Sporadic rain, which usually doesn't last long, occurs across 8 rainy days per month, in general. The possibility that some day will be rainy is slightly over 20% throughout the period. But, the overall amount of rainfall decreases in the course of the month.

    Late night, around 3 am, is the most likely time of the day for rain to fall during May. The evening around 9 pm is the least likely time of the day in this regard.

    Wind speed

    The speed of the wind increases insignificantly in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires this time of year. It rises from 4.5 m/s at the beginning of the month to 4.7 m/s at its end. Late night is the calmest time of the day in this regard, with the wind speed dropping down to 3.7 m/s. Midday features the strongest wind, up to 5.2 m/s. All these values are the characteristics of a gentle breeze.


    This Argentine destination usually features comfortable conditions in May in regard to humidity. The likelihood of muggy or oppressive conditions is negligible.

    Sunrise and sunset

    Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, features shorter daylight with every passing day this time of year. The duration of daylight on May 1 is 10:42 hours, from 7:29 am to 6:11 pm. May 31 features precisely 10 daylight hours, from 7:51 am to 5:51 pm.

    Average sea temperature

    The temperature of sea in this destination ranges from 14C (57.2F) to 18C (64.4F) during the month of May.

    Extraordinary weather occurrences

    Floods (caused by heavy rainfall) did happen around Buenos Aires in recent years. But, these hazards of nature aren't likely to take place this time of year. However, light frosts might occur during night hours starting from May. 

    Buenos Aires Hotels in May

    In May, travel-related expenses become low, approaching their off-season minimum. If you don't mind dealing with a somewhat chilly weather, you can save a lot by visiting Queen of the Plata this time of year.

    Milhouse Hostel Avenue

    Milhouse Hostel Avenue is an affordable accommodation provider offering rooms, mixed dorms and female dormitories. Other facilities are private or shared bathrooms, a common kitchen, bar and a terrace with barbecue. Free Wi-Fi is available, too. Milhouse Hostel Avenue is located in the downtown area.

    La Fresque Hotel

    La Fresque Hotel is a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It disposes of studios, rooms and suites, equipped with wireless internet, LCD TVs, air-conditioning and heating. The hotel has an on-site parking.

    CasaSur Recoleta

    CasaSur Recoleta is an upscale property located near top tourist points of interest. Rooms and suites feature various amenities, including LCD TVs, iPod docks, climate control, minibars, and wine cellars in suites. High-speed wireless internet is free, and guests can make use of a business center, fitness center, restaurant and a spa.

    Panamericano Buenos Aires

    Panamericano Buenos Aires is a 5-star establishment located in the city center. It has large rooms and extra-large suites on offer. Their equipment consists of minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, LED TVs and designer furniture. Restaurants, meeting rooms, a gym, spa and paid parking are additional facilities of Panamericano Hotel.

    Bars and restaurants

    As one of the leading tourist destinations in South America, the city of Buenos Aires boasts a great culinary offer. Restaurants and bars offering local and international specialties are omnipresent and work until late, in general. You won't be hungry here whatever your budget is. Some of the most affordable bites will set you back less than 1 USD, in local currency, of course. If you have a large budget for dining, only the sky is the limit of how much you could spend.

    Café Rivas

    Café Rivas is an establishment where you can stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in the San Telmo neighborhood, it serves tapas, salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes and dishes based on salmon and octopus among other ingredients. Café Rivas is open daily except on Monday.

    La Puerta Roja

    La Puerta Roja is a popular bar where you can join a pool game, dine or simply have a drink. Located in San Telmo, "Red Door" is a hidden jewel serving barbecue and featuring a good selection of beers. La Puerta Roja is open daily from noon to 5:30 am.

    Pizzeria La Mezzetta

    Pizzeria La Mezzetta is one of the most popular places for pizza lovers in the largest city of Argentina. Seating places in the pizzeria are limited, but you can order and take your meal away. Fugazetta, a pizza made of cheese and onion, is a specialty you should order. Pizzeria La Mezzetta is open daily except on Sunday. Opening hours are from 8 am to 1 am (midnight on Monday).

    Casa Saltshaker

    Casa Saltshaker is an exclusive dining venue preparing Mediterranean- and Andean-style dishes. The menu consists of several courses that are paired with wines. What may surprise you is the fact that the "restaurant" occupies a private apartment. You will learn the address once you complete the booking procedure.

    Things to do in Buenos Aires in May

    La Boca barrio

    La Boca is a working-class neighborhood of the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Located near the Plata River, it used to be inhabited by workers engaged on nearby shipyards. Today, La Boca is popular among tourists flocking here to enjoy tango beats, purchase art from peddlers and examine colorful El Caminito Street. Also, don't miss to visit the art museum of Fundacion Proa, Casa Amarilla and attend a show at El Teatro De La Ribeira. "La Bombonera," the stadium where FC Boca Juniors play, is another top attraction of the barrio.

    Museum of Latin American Art

    Museum of Latin American Art, located in Palermo, is the first-class art museum of Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. It showcases masterpieces of the 20th-century art, encompassing different art movements. Among these, you will examine social art, pop art, conceptual art and contemporary art. Some must-see highlights of the museum are:

    • The Couple by Alexandro Xul Solar.
    • Self-portrait with Monkey and Parrot by Frida Callo.
    • And The Widowers by Fernando Botero.

    Besides permanent, the MALBA stages temporary exhibitions. In addition to paintings, you will have an opportunity to examine photos, prints and sculpture among other artwork.

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