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Marseille Weather in May, France

Marseille 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • 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

    9 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

    7 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


    50 mm

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Marseille Daily Averages May


May 2024
1 Avg 15º 59º
2 Avg 16º 61º
3 Avg 17º 63º
4 Avg 17º 63º
5 Avg 18º 64º
6 Avg 17º 63º
7 Avg 18º 64º
8 Avg 18º 64º
9 Avg 19º 66º
10 Avg 17º 63º
11 Avg 17º 63º
12 Avg 16º 61º
13 Avg 16º 61º
14 Avg 16º 61º
15 Avg 16º 61º
16 Avg 17º 63º
17 Avg 17º 63º
18 Avg 17º 63º
19 Avg 17º 63º
20 Avg 16º 61º
21 Avg 17º 63º
22 Avg 17º 63º
23 Avg 18º 64º
24 Avg 18º 64º
25 Avg 19º 66º
26 Avg 19º 66º
27 Avg 19º 66º
28 Avg 19º 66º
29 Avg 19º 66º
30 Avg 20º 68º
31 Avg 19º 66º
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What's the Weather like in Marseille in May

Marseille, France, is the capital city of both the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most beautiful and most popular holiday destinations in the country and includes the majestic Alps to the north and the upscale marina towns to the south, while the Bouches-du-Rhône department is home to some of the country's most important medieval villages and Roman ruins.


Although April has passed, the April showers sadly haven't, and May receives moderate rainfall similar to the earlier winter months. However, the rains do die down as the month progresses and heads into the significantly drier June. There are 7 days with precipitation this month. The chance that any type of rainfall occurs decreases in the course of the month, from 31% in the beginning to 25% toward the end. Three types of rainfall are observed, the most common of which is moderate rain. This occurs on 56% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms and light rain respectively occur on 24% and 18% of those days.


The weather in terms of temperature is stunning, bringing mild nights of 12°C, and warm days where readings reach around 24°C on average. These two nighttime and daytime temperatures increase drastically throughout the month. The average low rises from 20°C to 25°C; the average high from 11°C to 15°C. The overall average temperature in May is 18°C. Even the sea temperature almost reaches comfortable levels, although it's not quite there yet, averaging 17°C.

Day Length

The day length continues to increase. May 1 is the shortest day of the month, with 14.10 daylight hours. May 31 is the longest, enjoying 15.11 hours of daylight. This implies a day-to-day increase of precisely 2 minutes.

Cloud Cover

After a six-month period of relatively high cloud cover, the sky now begins getting less and less cloudy. Cloud cover decreases from 43% to 35% in the course of the month. These two factors play a big role in the sunshine story. May sees one hour of sunshine more per day than Aprilow, there are 9 sunshine hours to be enjoyed on average each day.

Looking to visit Marseille in the upcoming weeks? Make sure to check out our up-to-date weather forecast for detailed weather information.

Marseille Hotels in May

Seven Urban Suites

For contemporary accommodation in the heart of the city, consider staying at Seven Urban Suites. Rooms typically sleep two, but the two-room apartments and family suites sleep up to four, so it is a very common option for groups and families. Children under two stay for free, and there is an organic breakfast buffet served up each morning. It lies only two minutes from a métro stationou can be at all major attraction in no time.

Novotel Marseille Vieux Port

When visiting France's second-largest city in May, the Novotel Marseille Vieux Port is a superb option. This four-star hotel is situated in the city centre and is a great place to stay at, no matter if you're a travelling businessperson or a tourist. There are six meeting rooms, an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a modern restaurant, and a bar and lounge.

B&B Bastide Etoile

People who want to enjoy more peace and quiet can opt to stay at the B&B Bastide Etoile, a welcoming guesthouse in one of Marseille's surrounding villages. There is a direct métro line into the city centrehe ride doesn't take longer than 10 minutes. This is a wonderful place to stay to explore both the city centre and the many attractions in the countryside

Eating and Drinking Out

Marseille is very culturally diverse, and this is evident in the number of non-French restaurants in the city. O'Pakistan serves up authentic Indian food, with the Thali menu being extremely popular among those who can't decide, with a little bit of many dishes being brought to the table. Samosas, pakoras and kebabs are a few examples of appetisers, with beef, potato and paneer curries being main contenders in the main course category.

Restaurant L'Esplai The Grand Bar des Goudes is a superb place to go if you're in the mood for seafood. Overlooking the harbour, the restaurant's outdoor terrace is where you can enjoy the freshest fish and most spectacular seafood dishes. No visit to Marseille would be complete without having bouillabaisse at least onceo have it here!

Things to Do in Marseille in May

For first timers to Marseille, one of the best, and most entertaining, ways to see the city is on the Petit Train Marseille. This road train, designed specifically for tourists, takes visitors from the Old Port to Notre Dame de la Garde, with a chance to see everything in between. There are three different routes to choose from, and the trains can be used in a hop on, hop off capacity. Ticket prices depend on the routes, but are very affordablend there are discounts for children.

A particularly noteworthy landmark in Marseille that you might want to visit in Mayecause the pleasantly warm afternoons make it ideal for walking arounds the Château d'If. This fortified castle lies on a small island just off the coast of Marseille and became famous after being featured in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. You can visit this spectacular attraction by boat and learn about the area's history. Also, the views are quite extraordinary.

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