Amsterdam
Netherlands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

What is the temperature in May in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, in May, the average high-temperature is 17.4°C (63.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 8.2°C (46.8°F).

What is the least humid month in Amsterdam?

May is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What is the average humidity in May in Amsterdam?

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

How much does it rain in Amsterdam in May?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, in May, during 10 rainfall days, 55.6mm (2.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Amsterdam in May?

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

How cold is the water 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.

How many hours of daylight does Amsterdam have in May?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Amsterdam?

With an average of 7.2h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Amsterdam.

How many hours of sunshine does Amsterdam have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 7.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Amsterdam?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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).

  • 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).

Average humidity in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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%).

Average rainfall in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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).

Average rainfall days in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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).

Average snowfall days in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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).

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).
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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • 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).

Average UV index in May - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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).