May is a great time to visit Rhodes, as the warm summer season kicks off.
You can expect sunny blue skies with little or no rain.
How hot is it in Rhodes in May?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Rhodes in May usually reach an average high of 24°C (75°F) and low of 17°C (62°F).
However, towards the end of the month temperatures may reach a high of 28°C (82°F).
How sunny is it in Rhodes in May?
There are on average 9.5 hours of sunshine each day in Rhodes in May – that's around 68% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:00am with sunset around 8:00pm.
How warm is the sea around Rhodes in May?
The average sea temperature in Rhodes in May is 20°C (68°F), which is cool for swimming.
Does it rain in Rhodes in May?
There are usually two days with some rain in Rhodes in May; the average monthly rainfall is just 25mm (1in).
How windy is it in Rhodes in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).
What to do in Rhodes in May?
Warmer weather conditions in May are good for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. May is also a good time to explore the island on foot, bicycle or motorcycle.
The Old Town of Rhodes is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and offers cobblestone streets crammed with fascinating buildings dating from antiquity, Byzantine times and the Middle Ages to explore.
May is a good time to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of cheaper off-season flights and hotel rates.
International Worker's Day – 1st May.
|High Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Low Temp: 17°C (62°F)|
|Sunshine: 9.5 hours per day|
|Daylight: 14 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 16 km/h (8 knots; 10 mph)|
|Wet Days: 2 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & 64% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 20°C (68°F)|
Anytime: however, the best time to visit Rhodes for a beach holiday is from mid-June to late-September.
To explore the island and to visit the ruins of ancient Greece or of the Middle Ages, the best time is spring in April and May – so avoiding the summer heat; and during September and October, although, autumn experiences more rainfall.
Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild, wet winters.
Note: Meteorological data for Rhodes 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 closest weather station, Rhodes International Airport (RHO), located about 15km (9mi) southwest of the capital city, Rhodes. 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: Rhodes weather in May: 7 October, 2023
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