Akureyri
Iceland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Akureyri, Iceland

The last month of the spring, May, is a chilly month in Akureyri, Iceland, with temperature in the range of an average high of 9.5°C (49.1°F) and an average low of 2.3°C (36.1°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a cold 5.4°C (41.7°F) in April, to a chilly 9.5°C (49.1°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 2.3°C (36.1°F).

Rainfall

May is the month with the least rainfall in Akureyri. Rain falls for 4.8 days and accumulates 19.3mm (0.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Akureyri is 4.2°C (39.6°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 19.2h.

Sunshine

In Akureyri, the average sunshine in May is 5.6h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 Akureyri?

In Akureyri, in May, the average high-temperature is 9.5°C (49.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.3°C (36.1°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, Iceland, during May, the rain falls for 4.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 19.3mm (0.8") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Akureyri?

May is the month with the least rainfall in Akureyri. Rain falls for 4.8 days and accumulates 19.3mm (0.8") of precipitation.

What is the sea temperature in May in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, Iceland, the average seawater temperature in May is 4.2°C (39.6°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in May in Akureyri?

In May, the average length of the day in Akureyri, Iceland, is 19.2h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, Iceland, the average sunshine in May is 5.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Akureyri?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Akureyri is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average high temperature in May: 9.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (14.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 2.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (7.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.5°C).

Average rainfall in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average rainfall in May: 19.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (58mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (19.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (11.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (4.8 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average sea temperature in May: 4.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (9.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (2.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average daylight in May: 19.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 22.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 3.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5.6h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in May - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average UV index in May: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).