Cannes Weather May Averages, France
May is spring in Cannes and the weather is seasonably warm
Hot spells may even send the temperatures soaring to summer-like heights.
However, visitors to Cannes should come prepared for the occasional light downpour, and periods of heavy rain are not unknown at this time of year too.
The average daily temperature in Cannes during this month is 17°C (63°F), which can reach highs of 20°C (68°F) or lows of 14°C (57°F).
The average temperature of the sea is 17°C.
There is an average rainfall of 50 mm over 12 days throughout this month in Cannes.
Cannes sees, on average, 12 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month.
May is the month when Cannes Film Festival is held, the world's largest and most prestigious film festival. While most of the events are invitation only, there are special screenings that the public can attend. And if star-spotting is your aim, wandering the streets may well warrant you a glimpse.
Cinematic glory aside, Cannes has a number of tourist attractions that draw people to the area year after year.
One of which is the golden coastline, offering miles upon miles of glorious beaches. While some beaches are private and for the use of hotel guests only, others are free and open to the public, and there are plenty to choose from.
Spend your days lying out in the sun or go for a dip in the water and try out some water sports. Why not try your hand at wind surfing, kite surfing or jet skiing?
Cannes is also a popular area to travel to for golf. Whether you are after a casual game or going for golfing holiday, Cannes has a number of popular golf courses. Celebrity putters tend to frequent the courses during the film festival too, so perhaps you'll be able to regale your friends with tales of how you beat the stars.