May weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
May, the last month of the spring, in Amsterdam, is a comfortable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 9.2°C (48.6°F) and 16.2°C (61.2°F).

Temperature

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - an enjoyable 16.2°C (61.2°F). In Amsterdam, the average low-temperature is 9.2°C (48.6°F).

Humidity

In Amsterdam, the average relative humidity in May is 76%.

Rainfall

In May, in Amsterdam, the rain falls for 15.3 days. Throughout May, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is accumulated. In Amsterdam, during the entire year, the rain falls for 189.3 days and collects up to 510mm (20.08") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, snow does not fall in April through October.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 11.8°C (53.2°F).
Note: Swimming in 11.8°C (53.2°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In Amsterdam, the average length of the day is 15.8h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 8.5h.

UV index

In Amsterdam, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 Amsterdam?

In May, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average high-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 9.2°C (48.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average relative humidity in May is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, during May, the rain falls for 15.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 30mm (1.18") of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Amsterdam?

April through October are months without snowfall.

How cold is the water in May in Amsterdam?

In May, the average sea temperature in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 11.8°C (53.2°F). Swimming in 11.8°C (53.2°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Amsterdam is 15.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Amsterdam have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Amsterdam is 8.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Amsterdam?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average high temperature in May: 16.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 9.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (2°C).

Average pressure in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1016.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1011.2mbar).

Average wind speed in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average wind speed in May: 14.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (20.4km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (13.2km/h).

Average humidity in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (75%).

Average rainfall in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall in May: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (55mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (18mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12.2 days).

Average snowfall in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (22mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sea temperature in May: 11.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (18.3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (6.4°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average daylight in May: 15.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.5h).

Average sunshine days in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (15.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (8 days).

Average UV index in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average cloud cover in May: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 40).

Average visibility in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are April, June and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, July, September, October, November and December (9km).