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Lake Como Weather in May, Italy

LAKE COMO AVERAGES FOR MAY

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Lake Como 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

    Temperature

    16°C
    61°F
  • 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

    20°C
    68°F
  • 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

    12°C
    54°F
  • 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

    7 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

    16 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

    Rainfall

    128 mm

Lake Como Daily Averages May

May, 2024

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 11º 52º
Thu
2 Avg 48º
Fri
3 Avg 11º 52º
Sat
4 Avg 12º 54º
5 Avg 13º 55º
6 Avg 14º 57º
7 Avg 14º 57º
8 Avg 15º 59º
9 Avg 16º 61º
10 Avg 14º 57º
11 Avg 15º 59º
12 Avg 12º 54º
13 Avg 15º 59º
14 Avg 14º 57º
15 Avg 14º 57º
16 Avg 15º 59º
17 Avg 16º 61º
18 Avg 17º 63º
19 Avg 16º 61º
20 Avg 13º 55º
21 Avg 15º 59º
22 Avg 16º 61º
23 Avg 16º 61º
24 Avg 18º 64º
25 Avg 20º 68º
26 Avg 20º 68º
27 Avg 20º 68º
28 Avg 20º 68º
29 Avg 21º 70º
30 Avg 22º 72º
31 Avg 20º 68º
Forecast
Avg Historical Daily Average

Weather lowdown

The Lombardy region of Italy is home to the world famous Italian Lake District and one of the most popular destinations, Lake Como. The huge, Y-shaped lake is located in the north of Italy, just 45km from the city of Milan. With a mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful, European-style architecture, it is no wonder that the lake is a popular getaway for the rich and famous.

May is a great time to visit Lake Como as the spring season really gets going and the sun shine is in abundance. May is one of the best months for sun-worshippers to head on over to Lake Como with 11 hours of sunshine each day on average. Whenever you visit through the month there will be a good chance you will see plenty of sunshine, so make sure you bring plenty of sun cream if you're visiting Lake Como in May.

The sun brings with it an increase in temperatures, as May sees a pleasant, but not uncomfortable average temperature of 16°C compared to April's 12°C. Highs can even reach a balmy 20°C in May, but cool winds from the lake will ensure it never feels too stuffy. Temperatures will drop on a night in Lake Como, but not too much. Average low temperatures are around 12°C, so you shouldn't feel too cold on an evening.

Unfortunately for some, May is known to be one of the wettest month of the year in the Lake Como area. In an average year, 128mm of rain will fall and there will be 16 wet days out of 31, so visitors to the region during May should pack a raincoat.

If you don't mind the odd shower or two, May is a fantastic time to visit Lake Como. The wonderful lake and mountain vistas and the glorious sunshine more than makes up for the wet days.

Where to stay

Hotel Borgovico

For those who appreciate history, the 19th Century style Hotel Borgovico in Via Borgovico brings together an enticing mix of old and new; a classic building with fascinating architecture and all the modern comforts including air conditioning and LCD TVs. Rooms start at around £50 per night and the staff are more than happy to help arrange the following day's activities.

Hotel Bellagio

If you're looking for accommodation in Bellagio, check out Hotel Bellagio which offers a luxurious and relaxing stay. One of the best-rated hotels is the area, it combines a central location with fabulous views over Lake Como. Rooms here are comfortable and decorated in a contemporary style with many of them overlooking the lake. Guests can enjoy free access to the gym and sauna as well as continental breakfast every morning.

Eating and drinking

L'Ambrosiano

Lake Como has a number of fantastic dining options in every town and village. Located in the centre of Como in the main square, in front of the lake, L'Ambrosiano bar and restaurant makes a perfect stop off after a busy day of shopping or sightseeing. Diners can sample some traditional Italian apperativo as well as some great lunch and dinner options including oysters and seasonal salads. The bar has a casual and contemporary vibe.

Il Portovino

To the north of Lake Como in Colico is a small and cosy restaurant that's popular with the locals and offers a real taste of authentic Italian cuisine. Il Portovino serves traditional Italian dishes including anti pasti, seafood and handmade, wood-fired pizzas that will tantalise your taste buds.

Il Gatto Nero

If you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for something a little special, Il Gatto Nero will not disappoint. Sitting high above the town of Cernobbio, this is one of Lake Como's most exclusive restaurants and attracts celebrity clients such as George Clooney. Guests here are treated to first-class dining, consisting of typical regional cuisine while the ambience remains relaxed and understated. Booking in advance is a must and try to get a table on the balcony where you can take in the beautiful scenery.

Things to do

Club Morgan

For travellers visiting Lake Como during a dry spell, there are plenty of activities and things to do that take advantage of the great weather. Thrill seekers can try their hand at water skiing or wakeboarding on the lake, which is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Club Morgan, located in Lezzeno, offers a wide range of water sports suitable for everyone regardless of skill level.

Boat Trip

Families can enjoy a more relaxing boat trip, taking in the stunning scenery in the area. There is nothing better than seeing the lake up close and admiring the breath-taking mountain landscapes from the water itself. There are many frequent boat services, ferries and traditional steamers that run between each town as well as special night-time lake cruises.

Diocesi di Como

If the rain sets in on your visit, take the chance to get indoors and check out some of the architectural wonders of Lake Como. The historic city of Como has some of the best examples on offer. The Diocesi di Como, or Como Cathedral, has to be seen to be believed and is a must-visit if you're in the city. The amazing gothic building stands 75 metres tall and provides excellent photo opportunities with its bright green dome that sits proudly on top.