May is a very pleasant time to visit Corfu, as the warmer weather arrives.
You can expect sunny, blue skies with the occasional rain shower.
How hot is it in Corfu in May?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Corfu in May reach an average high of 24°C (75°F), with and low of 14°C (57°F).
How sunny is it in Corfu in May?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Corfu in May – that's around 69% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:25am with sunset around 8:45pm.
How warm is the sea around Corfu in May?
The average sea temperature in Corfu in May is 18°C (64°F).
Does it rain in Corfu in May?
There are usually four days with some rain in Corfu in May; the average monthly rainfall is 30mm (1in).
How windy is it in Corfu in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (6 knots; 8 mph).
What to do in Corfu in May?
Warmer weather conditions in May are suitable for sunbathing but perhaps still too chilly for swimming. However, this is a good time to explore Corfu by bicycle, car and motorcycle.
International Worker's Day – 1st May.
May is a good time to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of the cheaper off-season flights and hotel rates.
|High Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Low Temp: 14°C (57°F)|
|Sunshine: 10 hours per day|
|Daylight: 14 hrs 25 mins per day|
|Wind speed: 11km/h (6 knots; 8 mph)|
|Wet Days: 4 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 30mm (1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & 69% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 18°C (64°F)|
|Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece|
The best time to visit Corfu for a beach holiday is from mid-June through August. The weather is also good from September through to mid-October when the island is less crowded.
If you plan on a hiking and walking holiday across the island, it's best to go from mid-April to mid-June, and so avoid the summer heat.
Corfu enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot and sunny, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Note: Meteorological data for Corfu is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) at the nearest weather station, Corfu International Airport (CFU) Ioannis Kapodistrias, located 3km (1.8mi) south of Corfu Town. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Corfu weather in May: 7 October, 2023
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