May weather forecast
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Weather in May

May marks the arrival of late spring in the Faroe Islands, bringing with it milder temperatures and longer daylight hours. The average temperatures for May tend to fluctuate between 6°C (42.8°F) to 9°C (48.2°F), reflecting a continuous warming trend from the cooler months.

Rainfall in May is typically lower than in April, with precipitation amounts averaging between 50mm (1.97") to 70mm (2.76"). Nevertheless, the weather patterns remain changeable and can shift several times in a single day, keeping up with the islands' reputation for unpredictable weather. Average wind speeds during May range from 10km/h (6.2mph) to 20km/h (12.4mph), maintaining a similar pattern to the previous month.

In Tórshavn, and throughout the Faroe Islands, the landscapes become increasingly vibrant with flourishing flora. The capital city, in particular, embraces the spring season with gardens and parks transforming into a palette of colorful blossoms.

Daylight hours reach an impressive length in May, with up to 18 hours of light per day by the end of the month. This significant increase from April provides ample opportunities for visitors to explore and enjoy the islands' natural beauty.

The transition from April to May presents the Faroe Islands in a fresh and vibrant guise. The milder temperatures, coupled with the abundance of daylight and lower rainfall, make May an appealing time to explore the islands, and immerse oneself in the charm of the Faroese spring.

  • Tórshavn - May »
    Nights in May exhibit a minor reduction to an average low temperature of 5.1°C (41.2°F). May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the highest UV index in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
  • Klaksvík - May »
    On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 03:50 and sunset at 22:57 WEST. In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:09 and sunset at 21:37.
  • Argir - May »
    May is a major turning point in Argir's climatological calendar as the increasing warmth of the sea, reaching 8.5°C (47.3°F), strongly signals the upcoming onset of summer. What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Argir?
  • Vágur - May »
    On the last day of May, in Vágur sunrise is at 04:00 and sunset at 22:49 WEST. On the first day of May in Vágur, sunrise is at 05:14 and sunset at 21:34.
  • Tvøroyri - May »
    On the first day of May in Tvøroyri sunrise is at 05:14 and sunset at 21:34. In Tvøroyri, Faroe Islands, in May, the average water temperature is 8.5°C (47.3°F).
  • Fuglafjørður - May »
    May sees the weather in Fuglafjørður becoming warmer, with sea temperatures reaching 8.3°C (46.9°F), marking a significant shift from April. On the last day of May, in Fuglafjørður, sunrise is at 03:51 and sunset at 22:58 WEST.
  • Vestmanna - May »
    On the first day of May in Vestmanna, sunrise is at 05:11 and sunset at 21:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 03:53 and sunset at 22:59 WEST.
  • Sørvágur - May »
    In Sørvágur, Faroe Islands, during May, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 83mm (3.27") of precipitation. In Sørvágur, during the entire year, the rain falls for 215 days and collects up to 1555mm (61.22") of precipitation.
  • Kollafjørður - May »
    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. On the first day of May in Kollafjørður, sunrise is at 05:11 and sunset at 21:38.

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