Vancouver
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The last month of the spring, May, is an enjoyable month in Vancouver, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average low of 8.8°C (47.8°F) and an average high of 16.7°C (62.1°F).

Temperature

In Vancouver, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a mild 13.2°C (55.8°F) in April, to an enjoyable 16.7°C (62.1°F). In Vancouver, the average low-temperature is 8.8°C (47.8°F).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 63.5%.

Rainfall

In May, in Vancouver, the rain falls for 13.2 days. Throughout May, 65mm (2.6") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Vancouver, Canada, there are 165.1 rainfall days, and 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. In Vancouver, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 381mm (15").

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average water temperature is 7.8°C (46°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Vancouver, the average length of the day is 15.4h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 7.2h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in May in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in May, the average high-temperature is 16.7°C (62.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 8.8°C (47.8°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Vancouver?

The average relative humidity in May in Vancouver, Canada, is 63.5%.

How many days does it rain in May in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in May, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 65mm (2.6") of accumulated precipitation.

Does it snow in Vancouver in May?

In May, in Vancouver, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

What is the water temperature in May in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average seawater temperature in May is 7.8°C (46°F). Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average length of the day in Vancouver is 15.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average sunshine is 7.2h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Vancouver?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Vancouver is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in May: 16.7°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 8.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

Average humidity in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in May: 63.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (61.4%).

Average rainfall in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in May: 65mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (185.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (35.6mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (6.3 days).

Average snowfall in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (148mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in May: 7.8°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in May: 15.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.2h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

Average UV index in May - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).