May weather forecast
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

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderate month in Vancouver, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average high of 14.6°C (58.3°F) and an average low of 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises from a fresh 10.3°C (50.5°F) in April to a moderate 14.6°C (58.3°F). The average low-temperature, in Vancouver, is 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Vancouver, Canada, during May, the rain falls for 15.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 52mm (2.05") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 192.4 rainfall days, and 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Vancouver, Canada, snow does not fall through October.

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

In Vancouver, the average length of the day in May is 15h and 22min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 8:29 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:11 am and sunset at 9:08 pm PDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In Vancouver, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Vancouver?

The average high-temperature, in May, 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 May, the average relative humidity in Vancouver, Canada, 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.

When it does not snow in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, snow does not fall in May through October.

Does it snow in Vancouver in May?

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

What is the sea water temperature in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average sea temperature in Vancouver, Canada, 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?

The average day length in May in Vancouver, Canada, is 15h and 22min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Vancouver?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 8:29 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:11 am and sunset at 9:08 pm PDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Vancouver?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver, Canada, is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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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).
The 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).
The 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: 15h and 22min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 16min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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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).
The 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).
The 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

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
The 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

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

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