Copenhagen
Denmark
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Ships docked in the Nyhavn District harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark, on a sunny morning
Ships docked in the Nyhavn District harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark, on a sunny morning
The last month of the spring, May, is a moderate month in Copenhagen, Denmark, with average temperature varying between 15.5°C (59.9°F) and 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature increases, from a cool 10.2°C (50.4°F) in April, to a moderate 15.5°C (59.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Copenhagen, is 7°C (44.6°F).

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity are May and June, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

Rainfall

In Copenhagen, during 10.8 rainfall days, 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Copenhagen, Denmark, during the entire year, the rain falls for 157.4 days and collects up to 522.6mm (20.6") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. In Copenhagen, during the entire year, snow falls for 21.5 days.

Sea temperature

In Copenhagen, in May, the average water temperature is 10.1°C (50.2°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Copenhagen, Denmark, the average length of the day is 16.3h.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine is May, with an average of 8.5h of sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Copenhagen?

In Copenhagen, in May, the average high-temperature is 15.5°C (59.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F).

What is the least humid month in Copenhagen?

May and June, with an average relative humidity of 72%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in May in Copenhagen?

The average relative humidity in May is 72%.

How much does it rain in Copenhagen in May?

In Copenhagen, in May, during 10.8 rainfall days, 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Copenhagen in May?

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

What is the sea water temperature in May in Copenhagen?

In Copenhagen, Denmark, the average seawater temperature in May is 10.1°C (50.2°F). Swimming in 10.1°C (50.2°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Copenhagen, Denmark, is 16.3h.

What month has the most sunshine in Copenhagen?

With an average of 8.5h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

How long on average sun shines in May in Copenhagen?

The average sunshine in May in Copenhagen, Denmark, is 8.5h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Copenhagen?

In Copenhagen, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average high temperature in May: 15.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (21.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-1.9°C).

Average humidity in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (86%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are May and June (72%).

Average rainfall in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average rainfall in May: 40.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (58.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (22.7mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are November and December (15.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (10.8 days).

Average snowfall days in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average sea temperature in May: 10.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (2.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average daylight in May: 16.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 8.5h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.2h).

Average UV index in May - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).