May weather forecast and climate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Ships docked in the Nyhavn District harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ships docked in the Nyhavn District harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a mild month in Copenhagen, Denmark, with average temperature fluctuating between 15.5°C (59.9°F) and 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

In Copenhagen, 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). In Copenhagen, the average low-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Copenhagen, Denmark,, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 40.5mm (1.59") of accumulated precipitation. In Copenhagen, during the entire year, the rain falls for 157.4 days and collects up to 522.6mm (20.57") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Copenhagen snow does not fall in May through September.

Sea temperature

In Copenhagen, Denmark, the average seawater temperature is 10.1°C (50.2°F).
Note: Swimming in 10.1°C (50.2°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

May has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 8.5h of sunshine.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Copenhagen is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in Copenhagen?

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

What is the average humidity in May in Copenhagen?

The average relative humidity in May in Copenhagen is 72%.

How much does it rain in Copenhagen in May?

In Copenhagen, in May, during 10.8 rainfall days, 40.5mm (1.59") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Copenhagen?

May through September are months without snowfall.

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 water temperature in May in Copenhagen?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Copenhagen?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Copenhagen have in May?

In Copenhagen, the average sunshine in May is 8.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Copenhagen?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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).

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Average humidity in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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 least rainfall) is February (22.7mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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 least rainy days is May (10.8 days).

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Average snowfall days in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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 least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

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

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Average UV index in May
Copenhagen, Denmark

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).

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