Chania
Greece
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Chania, Greece

The view of the lighthouse surrounded by water in Chania, Greece
The view of the lighthouse surrounded by water in Chania, Greece
The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Chania, Greece, with average temperature fluctuating between 24.4°C (75.9°F) and 14.5°C (58.1°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a pleasant 20.1°C (68.2°F) in April, to a warm 24.4°C (75.9°F). In Chania, the average low-temperature is 14.5°C (58.1°F).

Rainfall

In May, in Chania, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout May, 13mm (0.51") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 63.8 rainfall days, and 652.5mm (25.69") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Chania, the average seawater temperature is 19.1°C (66.4°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.1°C (66.4°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.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Chania is 9.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 9 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 Chania?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 24.4°C (75.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 14.5°C (58.1°F).

How much does it rain in Chania in May?

In May, in Chania, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout May, 13mm (0.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in May in Chania?

In Chania, the average seawater temperature in May is 19.1°C (66.4°F). Swimming in 19.1°C (66.4°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Chania have in May?

In Chania, Greece, the average length of the day in May is 14h.

How many hours of sunshine does Chania have in May?

In Chania, Greece, the average sunshine in May is 9.8h.

How high is the UV index in May in Chania?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 9. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average high temperature in May: 24.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (30.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (14.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 14.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.5°C).

Average rainfall in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average rainfall in May: 13mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (141.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (1.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in May: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15.9°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average daylight in May: 14h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12.1h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

Average UV index in May - Chania, Greece
  • Average UV index in May: 9

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