May weather forecast
Lefkada, Greece

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A ship docked on the glorious white sandy beach of Katsiki, Greece
A ship docked on the glorious white sandy beach of Katsiki, Greece

Weather in May

The weather in Lefkada truly starts to change in May. Witnessing a significant rise in temperatures, the humidity drops slightly from 70% to 69%. The increase in weather temperature aligns closely with the rise in sea temperatures, which makes May the initiation of the beach season in Lefkada. Despite being a generally warmer month than April, the rainfall is significantly lower. Along with persistent sunshine throughout the month, May offers ideal conditions for tourists.

Temperature

The shift into May is characterized by a subtle rise in the average high-temperature, transitioning from April's refreshing 17.8°C (64°F) to a pleasant 21.5°C (70.7°F). In May, a low-temperature average of 16.8°C (62.2°F) is characteristic of Lefkada, marking a minor shift from daytime temperatures.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Lefkada, during May, the rain falls for 11.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 35mm (1.38") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Lefkada, there are 137.4 rainfall days, and 782mm (30.79") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

February through December are months without snowfall in Lefkada.

Sea temperature

In Lefkada, the average seawater temperature in May is 19.4°C (66.9°F).
Note: Most people find swimming in 19.4°C (66.9°F) unenjoyable. As the water temperature falls from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F), controlling one's breathing becomes harder.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Lefkada is 14h and 18min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 20:29. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 20:55 EEST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 11.4h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Lefkada is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: A maximum high UV index of 6 in May translates into the following recommendations:
Use protective steps and abide by sun safety guidelines. Safeguarding against skin and eye harm is necessary. UV radiation from the Sun is most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sunlight during this period. It's wise to wear UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses when the sun shines brightly.
Updated: Jan 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the average May temperature in Lefkada?

The high-temperature, in May, in Lefkada, is 21.5°C (70.7°F), while the low-temperature averages to 16.8°C (62.2°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Lefkada?

In Lefkada, Greece, the average relative humidity in May is 69%.

How much does it rain in Lefkada in May?

In Lefkada, in May, it is raining for 11.2 days, with typically 35mm (1.38") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Lefkada?

In Lefkada, Greece, snow does not fall in February through December.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Lefkada?

In Lefkada, in May, the average water temperature is 19.4°C (66.9°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.4°C (66.9°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 Lefkada have in May?

In Lefkada, Greece, the average day length in May is 14h and 18min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Lefkada?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 20:29. On the last day of the month, in Lefkada, sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 20:55 EEST.

How long on average sun shines in May in Lefkada?

The average sunshine duration in May in Lefkada is 11.4h.

How high is the UV index in May in Lefkada?

In Lefkada, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average temperature in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average high temperature in May: 21.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (29.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (12.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 16.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.3°C).

Average pressure in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average pressure in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average pressure in May: 1013.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1018.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.1mbar).

Average wind speed in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average wind speed in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (14.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.8km/h).

Average humidity in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average humidity in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February, March and April (70%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (62%).

Average rainfall in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average rainfall in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average rainfall in May: 35mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (152mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (3mm).

Average rainfall days in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average rainfall days in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (2.3 days).

Average snowfall in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average snowfall in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1mm).
The months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average snowfall days in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average sea temperature in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in May: 19.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15.4°C).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 30min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 2min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 48min).

Average sunshine days in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average sunshine days in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average sunshine days in May: 16.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (26.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (11.3 days).

Average UV index in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average UV index in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average cloud cover in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • Average cloud cover in May: 20

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 39).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 8).

Average visibility in May
Lefkada, Greece

Average visibility in May - Lefkada, Greece
  • 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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