May weather forecast
Marseille, France

St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France
St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also an enjoyable month in Marseille, France, with an average temperature varying between 19.7°C (67.5°F) and 13.8°C (56.8°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still comfortable 19.7°C (67.5°F). In Marseille, France, in May, the average low-temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May in Marseille is 69%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 10.1 days. Throughout May, 39mm (1.54") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Marseille, there are 106.6 rainfall days, and 428mm (16.85") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Marseille, snow does not fall in January, April through December.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 17.1°C (62.8°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 17.1°C (62.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14h and 42min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 06:31 and sunset at 20:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:01 and sunset at 21:10 CEST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 11.1h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Marseille?

The average relative humidity in May in Marseille is 69%.

How much does it rain in Marseille in May?

In Marseille, in May, it is raining for 10.1 days, with typically 39mm (1.54") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, snow does not fall in January, April through December.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Marseille?

In May, the average sea temperature in Marseille is 17.1°C (62.8°F). For most, swimming in 17.1°C (62.8°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

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

In May, the average day length in Marseille, France, is 14h and 42min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Marseille?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:31 and sunset at 20:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:01 and sunset at 21:10 CEST.

How long on average sun shines in May in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, the average sunshine duration in May is 11.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Marseille?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Marseille, France

Average temperature in May - Marseille, France
  • Average high temperature in May: 19.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (27.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 13.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (6.1°C).

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Average pressure in May
Marseille, France

Average pressure in May - Marseille, France
  • Average pressure in May: 1015mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1019.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1014.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Marseille, France

Average wind speed in May - Marseille, France
  • Average wind speed in May: 17.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (21.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (14.6km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Marseille, France

Average humidity in May - Marseille, France
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (63%).

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Average rainfall in May
Marseille, France

Average rainfall in May - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall in May: 39mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (77mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (12mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Marseille, France

Average rainfall days in May - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (12.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Marseille, France

Average snowfall in May - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2mm).
The months with the least snowfall are January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Marseille, France

Average snowfall days in May - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Marseille, France

Average sea temperature in May - Marseille, France
  • Average sea temperature in May: 17.1°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (21.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (12.9°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Marseille, France

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Marseille, France
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 42min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 20min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 6min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and November (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Marseille, France

Average sunshine days in May - Marseille, France
  • Average sunshine days in May: 19.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (24.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (16.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Marseille, France

Average UV index in May - Marseille, France
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Marseille, France

Average cloud cover in May - Marseille, France
  • Average cloud cover in May: 22

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 34).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in May
Marseille, France

Average visibility in May - Marseille, France
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

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

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