Weather in Iceland in may 2024

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.



Where to go in Iceland in may?

Where to go in Iceland in may: destination map

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Where to go in each region in may?

East of Iceland
(Hofn, Vatnajökul National Park, Seyðisfjörður...)
very bad weather
North of Iceland
(Akureyri, Siglufjördur, Raufarhöfn...)
very bad weather
South of Iceland
(Landmannalaugar, Selfoss, Vík í Mýrdal...)
very bad weather*
South West of Iceland
(Reykjavik, Grindavík, Keflavík...)
very bad weather
West of Iceland
(Borgarnes, Snaefellsnes, Ólafsvík...)
very bad weather
Westfjords
(Ísafjörður, Patreksfjörður, Djúpavík...)
very bad weather
*over most of the region. Weather may vary locally.


Where should you go in Iceland in may when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Iceland in may ranges from bad to very bad depending on the region and city.

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.


Climate in Iceland in may

Climate in Reykjavik in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 41°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is rather cold in this city in this month, but it is livable when dressing hot. With 3.6in over 7 days, rain may occur during your journey. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.

May
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 45°F
Rainfall 3.6in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(22%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 18:26
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 45°F and minimum temperature is 29°F (for an average temperature of 38°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this city in may. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 5.1in over 8 days, rainfall can happen throughout your vacations. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 38°F
Highest temperature 45°F
Lowest temperature 29°F
Sea temperature 40°F
Rainfall 5.1in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(25%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 17
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 19:05
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in may

Climate in Borgarnes in may

In may, the mean temperature in Borgarnes is 45°F (maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 41°F). The climate is rather cold in that area in may, but it is liveable by dressing hot. With 3.6in over 7 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a bad climate, may is not recommended month to go in that area.

May
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 44°F
Rainfall 3.6in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(22%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 18:35
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Borgarnes in may

Climate in Djúpavík in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Djúpavík is 43°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is quite cold in that locality in may. Bring warm clothes! With 2in over 3 days, the rain will not be a problem throughout your journey.

May
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 42°F
Rainfall 2in
Number of days with rainfall 3 day(s)
(9%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 15
Cloud cover 57%
Length of day 19:12
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Djúpavík in may

Climate in Grindavík in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Grindavík is 45°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is rather cold there in this month. Plan to cover you well! With 5in over 8 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 45°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 46°F
Rainfall 5in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(26%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 18:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Grindavík in may


All cities in Iceland in may

Reykjavik in mayvery bad weather
Akureyri in mayvery bad weather
Borgarnes in mayvery bad weather
Djúpavík in mayvery bad weather
Grindavík in mayvery bad weather
Hofn in mayvery bad weather
Ísafjörður in mayvery bad weather
Landmannalaugar in mayvery bad weather
Ólafsvík in mayvery bad weather
Patreksfjörður in mayvery bad weather
Raufarhöfn in mayvery bad weather
Selfoss in mayvery bad weather
Seyðisfjörður in mayvery bad weather
Siglufjördur in mayvery bad weather
Snaefellsnes in mayvery bad weather
Vatnajökul National Park in mayvery bad weather
Vík í Mýrdal in mayvery bad weather
Arnarstapi in mayvery bad weather
Asbyrgi Canyon in mayvery bad weather
Askja in mayvery bad weather
Borgarfjörður eystri in mayvery bad weather
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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 to go to Iceland.


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