Ierapetra
Greece
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Ierapetra, Greece

Outstanding panoramic view of the Kales Venetian fortress, at the entrance to the Lelapetra Harbour in Greece
Outstanding panoramic view of the Kales Venetian fortress, at the entrance to the Lelapetra Harbour in Greece
The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Ierapetra, Greece, with average temperature fluctuating between 24.5°C (76.1°F) and 15.2°C (59.4°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from an agreeable 20.4°C (68.7°F) in April, to a moderately hot 24.5°C (76.1°F). The average low-temperature, in Ierapetra, is 15.2°C (59.4°F).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 3 days. Throughout May, 14.2mm (0.56") of precipitation is accumulated. In Ierapetra, Greece, during the entire year, the rain falls for 68 days and collects up to 661.8mm (26.06") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Ierapetra, the average seawater temperature in May is 19.6°C (67.3°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.6°C (67.3°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

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

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Ierapetra is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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 Ierapetra?

In Ierapetra, Greece, in May, the average high-temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 15.2°C (59.4°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Ierapetra?

In May, in Ierapetra, the rain falls for 3 days. Throughout May, 14.2mm (0.56") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in May in Ierapetra?

In Ierapetra, Greece, in May, the average water temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F). For most, swimming in 19.6°C (67.3°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 Ierapetra have in May?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Ierapetra have in May?

In Ierapetra, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Ierapetra?

In Ierapetra, Greece, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Ierapetra, Greece
  • Average high temperature in May: 24.5°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 15.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (8.7°C).

Average rainfall in May - Ierapetra, Greece
  • Average rainfall in May: 14.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (133.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (0.5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Ierapetra, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in May: 3 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and December (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July, August and September (1 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Ierapetra, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (16.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ierapetra, 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: 10h

Months with most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 4).

Average UV index in May - Ierapetra, 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).