May weather forecast
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Amsterdam, is an enjoyable month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 9.2°C (48.6°F) and an average high of 16.2°C (61.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a comfortable 16.2°C (61.2°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 9.2°C (48.6°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Amsterdam, during 15.3 rainfall days, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, there are 189.3 rainfall days, and 510mm (20.08") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall.

Sea temperature

In Amsterdam, the average seawater temperature in May is 11.8°C (53.2°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Amsterdam, the average length of the day in May is 15h and 46min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:09 and sunset at 21:05. On the last day of May, in Amsterdam, sunrise is at 05:24 and sunset at 21:51 CEST.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Amsterdam?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Amsterdam?

In May, the rain falls for 15.3 days. Throughout May, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Amsterdam?

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

What is the sea water temperature in May in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average seawater temperature in May 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 day length in Amsterdam is 15h and 46min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Amsterdam?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:09 and sunset at 21:05. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:24 and sunset at 21:51 CEST.

How long on average sun shines in May in Amsterdam?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average pressure in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average wind speed in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average humidity in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average rainfall days in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average snowfall in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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Average snowfall days in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average daylight in May: 15h and 46min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 43min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

The 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).

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Average sunshine days in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average UV index in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average visibility in May
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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