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Long-term weather forecast
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May weather forecast and Climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
May is the sunniest month of the year in Amsterdam as the city finally shakes off the lingering cold. The daily sunshine lasts for approximately 7.5 hours during the 16-hour days.
The temperatures are in the warm 8.3°C (46.9°F) to 17.2°C (63°F) as the sun breaks the cloud cover regularly. The rainfall registers a moderate 55.9mm (2.2"), and the conditions are pleasant. A boating ride on the calm waters of a canal is a great way to explore the beautiful city.
Keep a jacket in reach to counter sudden rain in the afternoon. May sees a swarm of tourists around Liberation Day in Amsterdam.
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  • The average high temperature in May: 17.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (22.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.8°C).

  • The average low temperature in May: 8.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (0.5°C).

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  • The average humidity in May: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (76%).

  • The average rainfall in May: 55.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (89.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (40.9mm).

  • The average rainfall days in May: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October, November and December (13 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (9 days).

  • The average snowfall days in May: 0 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

  • The average sea temperature in May: 11.8°C

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

  • The average daylight in May: 16h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 8h).

  • The average sunshine in May: 7.2h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.6h).

  • The average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 0).

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