May is the start of summer and an excellent time to visit Ibiza before the summer crowds arrive in July and August.
You can expect warm weather and around nine hours of sunshine daily with the occasional brief rain shower.
How hot is it in Ibiza in May?
Daytime temperatures climb to an average high of 23°C (73°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and low of 15°C (59°F).
How sunny is it in Ibiza in May?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Ibiza in May – that's around 63% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:40am with sunset around 9:00pm.
How warm is the sea around Ibiza in May?
The average sea temperature in Ibiza in May is 18°C (64°F).
Does it rain in Ibiza in May?
There are usually five days with some rain in Ibiza in May; the average monthly rainfall is 25mm (1in).
How windy is it in Ibiza in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).
What to do in Ibiza in May?
Although still too cold for swimming, May is a good time for sightseeing and exploring Ibiza’s picturesque villages on foot, bicycle and jeep.
Nightclubs start re-opening their doors for the summer season.
Labour Day – 1st May. May is low season in Ibiza with competitive hotel prices.
|High Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Low Temp: 15°C (59°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 14 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 16 km/h (8 knots; 10 mph)|
|Wet Days: 5 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 18°C (64°F)|
|Ibiza Town, Balearic Islands, Spain|
The best time to visit Ibiza for a beach holiday is from late-June to mid-September. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures rarely falling below 29°C (84°F).
Ibiza enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterised by long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
The clubbing season on Ibiza lasts from June to September.
For more climate info: Ibiza weather overview…
Note: Meteorological data for Ibiza is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) – Spain's meteorological agency – at the nearest weather station, Ibiza Airport (IBZ), located 7km (4mi) southwest of Ibiza 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: Ibiza weather in May: 7 October, 2023
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