May weather forecast and climate
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
May, the last month of the spring, in Tórshavn, is also a frosty month, with average temperature varying between 5.1°C (41.2°F) and 9.2°C (48.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still frosty 9.2°C (48.6°F). In May, in Tórshavn, the average low-temperature is 5.1°C (41.2°F).

Humidity

In Tórshavn, the average relative humidity in May is 88%.

Rainfall

In May, in Tórshavn, the rain falls for 13 days. Throughout May, 63.3mm (2.49") of precipitation is accumulated. In Tórshavn, during the entire year, the rain falls for 210 days and collects up to 1326.6mm (52.23") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, the average water temperature is 8.3°C (46.9°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

The average length of the day in May is 17.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Tórshavn is 4h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 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 Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, in May, the average high-temperature is 9.2°C (48.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 5.1°C (41.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Tórshavn?

In May, the average relative humidity in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, is 88%.

How many days does it rain in May in Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, in May, during 13 rainfall days, 63.3mm (2.49") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Tórshavn?

In May, the average sea temperature is 8.3°C (46.9°F). 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.

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

The average length of the day in May in Tórshavn is 17.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Tórshavn have in May?

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, the average sunshine in May is 4h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Tórshavn?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the UV index reading in May in Tórshavn?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Tórshavn is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average high temperature in May: 9.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (13.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (5.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 5.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (1.3°C).

Average humidity in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average humidity in May: 88%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, July, August, September, October and December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (87%).

Average rainfall in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall in May: 63.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (157.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (57.5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, October and December (22 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (12 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average sea temperature in May: 8.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (7.2°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average daylight in May: 17.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 4h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 4.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.2h).

Average UV index in May - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).