May Weather Averages for Chicago

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in May

May in Chicago means the good weather is finally coming into effect and the promise of summer is imminent, The beaches also open in May, so get ready for some warmer weather and a final goodbye to the winter.

Temperature
The average daily temperature for Chicago in May is a warm 21°C, but this can drop to  9°C on average.

Sunshine
Long sunny days are beginning to be seen again in...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 9°C 48°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 88 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 17 days

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in May

May in Chicago means the good weather is finally coming into effect and the promise of summer is imminent, The beaches also open in May, so get ready for some warmer weather and a final goodbye to the winter.

Temperature
The average daily temperature for Chicago in May is a warm 21°C, but this can drop to  9°C on average.

Sunshine
Long sunny days are beginning to be seen again in Chicago in May, with the city experiencing on average 9 hours of sun per day.

Rain
The average rainfall experienced in Chicago during this month drops to only 88 mm.

Things to do in Chicago in May

Millenium Park's Crown Fountain

May 1st sees Millenium Park's Crown Fountain is turned on, which always proves popular with children who love getting soaked in it.

Memorial Day Parade
America's veterans are honoured in Chicago in May with the Memorial Day Parade.

Lake Michigan
Memorial Day weekend also sees the beaches alongside Lake Michigan open up again for the first time of the year.

Art Chicago
For an injection of he annual art fair Art Chicago also occurs in April, with the work of contemporary and modern artists displayed at over 200 galleries.

Comedy Festival
For another chance to catch soe of Chicago's comedy, there is the Comedy Festival in this month of the year.

Chicago's Green Festival
Environmental event, Chicago's Green Festival, is in May, bringing to it a number of lecturers, authors and exhibitors.

Mother's Day
Don't forget Mother's Day on May 8th in Chicago. If your mum is with you, there will be plenty to treat her to in Chicago.

Bike The Drive Chicago
Lake Shore Drive is blocked to traffic on the 29th of May for Bike the Drive Chicago, attracting cyclists to take part in the rare occurence.

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