Weather in Paris in May

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19° C



66 mm

per month


75 %



69 %


What’s the weather like in Paris in May?

May is a wonderful time to visit Paris, as the weather begins to warm up and the city comes alive with blooming flowers and outdoor activities. The weather during this month is generally mild and pleasant, with average daily temperatures ranging from 11°C (52°F) to 20°C (68°F).

Average daily temperatures

In May, Paris experiences a gradual increase in temperatures compared to the colder months of winter. The average daily temperature in the early morning and evenings ranges from 11°C (52°F) to 14°C (57°F). As the day progresses, temperatures rise to an average of 16°C (61°F) to 20°C (68°F). It is always advisable to carry a light jacket or sweater for the cooler early morning and evening hours.

Sunshine and rainfall

May in Paris is characterized by longer daylight hours and an increase in sunshine. On average, Paris receives around 7 hours of sunshine per day during this month. This gives visitors ample time to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, in beautiful natural light.

As for rainfall, May experiences a moderate amount of precipitation, with an average of 7 rainy days during the month. However, rain showers are usually short-lived and do not hinder outdoor activities for long periods of time. It is recommended to pack an umbrella or light rain jacket to be prepared for any unexpected showers.

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