Iceland in may: average weather and climate, where to go?

How are weather conditions in Iceland in may? Is it a good time to visit Húsavík and Selfoss? Check out weather datas and our advices on this page.

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Weather in Iceland in may 2018

In this section, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in Iceland. These forecasts are statistics for may from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in may in Reykjavik

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
31% of time

Clear/Sunny28%

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Reykjavik in may

Average weather in may in Akureyri

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
23% of time

Snow showers21%

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 6°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
19% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Snow showers16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
22% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Snow showers18%

Clear/Sunny17%

More information about the weather in Akureyri in may

Average weather in may in Eyjafjallajökull

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times22%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
31% of time

Clear/Sunny31%

Moderate rain at times21%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Eyjafjallajökull in may

Average weather in may in Grindavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy19%

More information about the weather in Grindavík in may

Average weather in may in Hofn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
32% of time

Clear/Sunny30%

Moderate rain at times18%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times16%

Heavy rain16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 7°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times17%

Heavy rain16%

More information about the weather in Hofn in may

Average weather in may in Húsavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
23% of time

Snow showers21%

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 6°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
19% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Snow showers16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
22% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Snow showers18%

Clear/Sunny17%

More information about the weather in Húsavík in may

Average weather in may in Ísafjörður

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
21% of time

Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times18%

Clear/Sunny18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
24% of time

Snow showers20%

Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
22% of time

Snow showers19%

Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times16%

More information about the weather in Ísafjörður in may

Average weather in may in Keflavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 6°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 8°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy19%

More information about the weather in Keflavík in may

Average weather in may in Mývatn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
23% of time

Snow showers21%

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 6°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
19% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Snow showers16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
22% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Snow showers18%

Clear/Sunny17%

More information about the weather in Mývatn in may

Average weather in may in Selfoss

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy20%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy18%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny26%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Selfoss in may

Weather details in may

The month of May is favored by a more remarkable rise in temperatures. Climatic conditions are improving gradually and it is now possible to have more sunny days during the month. As it is still cold, one must think about wearing comfortable clothes. The climate throughout May in Iceland is still unfavorable because of the persistent cold. Neither the frigid rains nor the snowfall have completely disappeared.

May in Reykjavik and South-western Iceland

The few sunny days during the first period of May indicates a marked improvement in climatic conditions. This is especially true as the temperatures are increasing and favor a relatively gentle atmosphere. On the other hand in mid-May, the rains begin to fall sporadically and towards the end of the month, wearing waterproof clothing is a must. The south of the country is experiencing a resurgence of rain and because of the wind speed that is quite strong, umbrellas are not really the best solution.

May in Akureyri and Northern Iceland

Expect snowfall during the first days of May in the north of the country. In fact, the temperatures are still cold, especially in the mornings. However, the weather in Iceland throughout May is gradually improving. One can then bet on beautiful sunny days towards the end of the month for their outings.



Where to go in Iceland in may?

Where to go in Iceland in may: destination map

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warning in may the weather is not the same depending on the city and regions of the country.

This month is not the best month to visit Iceland. The climate in Keflavík, Eyjafjallajökull and Grindavík is bad. It's cold, the sun is not there all the time and you take the risk being faced with rain very regularly.

It's much worse around the cities of Keflavík, Eyjafjallajökull and Grindavík and surrounding areas where the climate is very bad. It is not recommended to go to these areas in may.


Climate in Iceland in may

Climate in Reykjavik in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 10°C and minimum temperature is 5°C (for an average temperature of 7°C). The climate is rather cold in this city in this month, but it is livable when dressing hot. With 127mm over 15 days, rain may occur during your journey. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.

May
Average temperature 7°C
Highest temperature 10°C
Lowest temperature 5°C
Rainfall 127mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(49%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 57%
Length of day 18:22
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Reykjavik in May

Climate in Akureyri in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 7°C and minimum temperature is -1°C (for an average temperature of 3°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this city in may. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 120mm over 18 days, rainfall can happen throughout your vacations. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 3°C
Highest temperature 7°C
Lowest temperature -1°C
Sea temperature 3.2°C
Rainfall 120mm
Number of days with rainfall 18 day(s)
(58%)
Humidity 93%
Cloud cover 64%
Length of day 19:00
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Akureyri in May

Climate in Eyjafjallajökull in May

In may, maximum temperature is 9°C and minimum temperature is 6°C (for an average temperature of 7°C). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this city in the month of may. Bring warm clothes! With 101mm over 14 days, you will experience some showers throughout your stay. But this is pretty reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a bad weather, may is not recommended month to go in that area in Iceland.

May
Average temperature 7°C
Highest temperature 9°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Rainfall 101mm
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(46%)
Humidity 81%
Cloud cover 48%
Length of day 18:11
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

more information about the climate in Eyjafjallajökull in May

Climate in Grindavík in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Grindavík is 7°C (maximum temperature is 9°C and minimum temperature is 6°C). The climate is rather cold there in this month. Plan to cover you well! With 105mm over 15 days, you will experience some showers for your vacations. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With an unfavorable weather, the month of may is not recommended month to go there in Iceland.

May
Average temperature 7°C
Highest temperature 9°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Sea temperature 7.9°C
Rainfall 105mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(48%)
Humidity 83%
Cloud cover 55%
Length of day 18:16
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

more information about the climate in Grindavík in May

Climate in Hofn in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Hofn is 6°C (maximum temperature is 8°C and minimum temperature is 4°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh in that area in this month. Plan a sweater! With 104mm over 13 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is pretty moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 6°C
Highest temperature 8°C
Lowest temperature 4°C
Sea temperature 7.1°C
Rainfall 104mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(41%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 49%
Length of day 18:25
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Hofn in May

Weather data for Iceland in may:

Weather data for Iceland in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Iceland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Iceland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit Iceland.


All cities in Iceland in may

Reykjavik in mayvery bad weather
Akureyri in mayvery bad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in maybad weather
Grindavík in maybad weather
Hofn in mayvery bad weather
Húsavík in mayvery bad weather
Ísafjörður in mayvery bad weather
Keflavík in maybad weather
Mývatn in mayvery bad weather
Selfoss in mayvery bad weather

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