Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

A scenic shot of the Gibraltar Rock in Gibraltar
A scenic shot of the Gibraltar Rock in Gibraltar
May, the last month of the spring, in Gibraltar, is a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 15°C (59°F) and 23°C (73.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from an agreeable 20°C (68°F) in April, to a moderately hot 23°C (73.4°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 15°C (59°F).

Rainfall

In Gibraltar, during May, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 25mm (1") of precipitation. In Gibraltar, during the entire year, the rain falls for 63.5 days and collects up to 767mm (30.2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Gibraltar, the average water temperature is 18.5°C (65.3°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 18.5°C (65.3°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

The average length of the day in May is 14.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

In Gibraltar, the average daily maximum UV index is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 Gibraltar?

In Gibraltar, Gibraltar, in May, the average high-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 15°C (59°F).

How much does it rain in Gibraltar in May?

In Gibraltar, during May, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 25mm (1") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in May in Gibraltar?

In May, the average sea temperature in Gibraltar, Gibraltar, is 18.5°C (65.3°F). For most, swimming in 18.5°C (65.3°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).

How many hours of daylight does Gibraltar have in May?

In Gibraltar, the average length of the day in May is 14.1h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Gibraltar?

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Gibraltar?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average high temperature in May: 23°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 15°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (21°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10°C).

Average rainfall in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average rainfall in May: 25mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (152mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (1mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March and December (10 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average sea temperature in May: 18.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23.3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (15.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average daylight in May: 14.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in May - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average UV index in May: 8

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).