May weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Vancouver, is a moderate month, with average temperature ranging between max 14.6°C (58.3°F) and min 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Temperature

In Vancouver, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a cool 10.3°C (50.5°F) in April, to a moderate 14.6°C (58.3°F). In May, in Vancouver, Canada, the average low-temperature is 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Vancouver, Canada, is 77%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, in May, it is raining for 15.1 days, with typically 52mm (2.05") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 192.4 rainfall days, and 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through October are months without snowfall.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average water temperature is 7.8°C (46°F).
Note: Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Vancouver is 15.4h.

Sunshine

In Vancouver, the average sunshine is 9.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Vancouver?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Vancouver, is 14.6°C (58.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 9.1°C (48.4°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in May?

In Vancouver, during May, the rain falls for 15.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 52mm (2.05") of precipitation.

Does it snow in Vancouver in May?

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in Vancouver?

May through October are months without snowfall in Vancouver, Canada.

How cold is the water in May in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in May, the average water temperature is 7.8°C (46°F). Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average length of the day in Vancouver, Canada, is 15.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average sunshine in Vancouver, Canada, is 9.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Vancouver?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average temperature in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in May: 14.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 9.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.9°C).

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Average pressure in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average pressure in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average wind speed in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average wind speed in May: 7.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (11.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average humidity in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in May: 52mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (209mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall days in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (67mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall days in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average sea temperature in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in May: 7.8°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in May: 15.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3.9).

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Average sunshine days in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average sunshine days in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.4 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are February and March (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average UV index in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in May: 4

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average cloud cover in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in May: 39

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in May
Vancouver, Canada

Average visibility in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (9km).

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