Karpathos
Greece
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Karpathos, Greece

May, the last month of the spring, in Karpathos, is a warm month, with average temperature ranging between max 23°C (73.4°F) and min 15°C (59°F).

Temperature

In Karpathos, Greece, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a comfortable 19°C (66.2°F) in April, to a warm 23°C (73.4°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 15°C (59°F).

Rainfall

In Karpathos, in May, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 16mm (0.6") of accumulated precipitation. In Karpathos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78 days and collects up to 672mm (26.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Karpathos, the average water temperature is 19.7°C (67.5°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.7°C (67.5°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 Karpathos, Greece, the average length of the day is 14h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in May in Karpathos?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Karpathos?

In May, in Karpathos, Greece, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout May, 16mm (0.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

How cold is the water in May in Karpathos?

In Karpathos, Greece, in May, the average water temperature is 19.7°C (67.5°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.7°C (67.5°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).

How many hours of daylight does Karpathos have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Karpathos, Greece, is 14h.

How many hours of sunshine does Karpathos have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Karpathos, Greece, is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Karpathos?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Karpathos is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Karpathos, Greece
  • Average high temperature in May: 23°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (14°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 15°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (8°C).

Average rainfall in May - Karpathos, Greece
  • Average rainfall in May: 16mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (148mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (1mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Karpathos, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and December (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July, August and September (2 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Karpathos, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19.7°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 (16.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Karpathos, 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: 13h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Karpathos, 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).