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
May, the last month of the spring, in Vancouver, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 16.7°C (62.1°F) and 8.8°C (47.8°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 63.5%.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average seawater temperature in May is 7.8°C (46°F).
Note: Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 7.2h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 is 63.5%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in May?

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

When it does not snow in Vancouver?

May through September are months without snowfall in Vancouver.

What is the water temperature in May in Vancouver?

In May, the average sea temperature in Vancouver 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.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Vancouver?

The average sunshine in May in Vancouver, Canada, is 7.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Vancouver?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Vancouver is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the 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).