Weather in Iceland in may 2021


Where to go in Iceland in may?

Where to go in Iceland in may: destination map

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

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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 3.9in over 13 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 3.9in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(42%)
Humidity 84%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 61%
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 45°F and minimum temperature is 32°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 3.7in over 16 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 32°F
Sea temperature 40°F
Rainfall 3.7in
Number of days with rainfall 16 day(s)
(52%)
Humidity 91%
Daily sunshine hours 17
Cloud cover 63%
Length of day 19:01
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 49°F and minimum temperature is 43°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this city in the month of may. Bring warm clothes! With 3.5in 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 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Rainfall 3.5in
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(45%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 53%
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 45°F (maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is rather cold there in this month. Plan to cover you well! With 3.7in over 14 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 49°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 46°F
Rainfall 3.7in
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(46%)
Humidity 83%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 59%
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 43°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in that area in this month. Plan a sweater! With 3.7in over 12 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is pretty moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 45°F
Rainfall 3.7in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(40%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 52%
Length of day 18:25
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Hofn in may

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
Akranes in maybad weather
Borgarnes in maybad weather
Dalvik in mayvery bad weather
Egilsstaðir in mayvery bad weather
Hveragerdi in mayvery bad weather
Kopavogur in maybad weather
Mosfellsbaer in maybad weather
Seltjarnarnes in maybad weather
Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann island) in maybad weather
Vogar in maybad 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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