Weather in Chania in May

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21° C



5 mm

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What’s the weather like in Chania in May?

In May, Chania experiences pleasant and warm weather as summer approaches. The temperatures start to increase, making it a great time to visit the city and enjoy outdoor activities. The days are usually sunny with long periods of daylight, allowing plenty of time for exploration and outdoor adventures.

Average daily temperatures

In May, the average daily temperature in Chania ranges from 16°C (61°F) to 23°C (73°F). The mornings and evenings can still be slightly chilly, so it’s advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater. However, during the day, the temperatures rise and can occasionally reach the mid-20s°C (mid-70s°F), especially towards the end of the month. Overall, the weather remains pleasant and comfortable for outdoor activities.

Sunshine and rainfall

Chania experiences an increase in sunshine hours during May, with an average of 9-10 hours of sunshine per day. The days become longer, with the sun setting later in the evening. This provides ample time to explore the city’s outdoor attractions and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes.

The rainfall in Chania in May is generally low, with an average of 11mm throughout the month. However, it’s always a good idea to carry a light rain jacket or umbrella, as there may be occasional brief showers. The chances of rainfall decrease towards the end of the month, signaling the approaching summer season.

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