May is a very pleasant time to visit Zakynthos, as the warmer summer weather starts.
You can expect sunny, blue skies with little or no rain.
How hot is it in Zakynthos in May?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Zakynthos in May reach an average high of 24°C (75°F), with low to moderate heat and humidity, and a low of 14°C (57°F).
How sunny is it in Zakynthos in May?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Zakynthos in May – that's around 71% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:25am with sunset around 8:40pm.
How warm is the sea around Zakynthos in May?
The average sea temperature in Zakynthos in May is 19°C (66°F).
Does it rain in Zakynthos in May?
There are usually six days with some rainfall in Zakynthos in May; the average monthly rainfall is 20mm (‹1in).
How windy is it in Zakynthos in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (7 knots; 9 mph).
What to do in Zakynthos in May?
Weather conditions in May are good for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
May is also a good time to explore Zante’s picturesque villages and countryside by bicycle, car or motorcycle.
International Worker's Day – 1st May.
May is a good time to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of 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 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 14 km/h (7 knots; 9 mph)|
|Wet Days: 6 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 20mm (‹1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 19°C (66°F)|
The best time to visit Zakynthos for a beach holiday is from mid-June to mid-September.
However, anytime from early-May to mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.
Note: Meteorological data for Zakynthos 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, Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), located 5km (3mi) south of Zakynthos 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: Zakynthos weather in May: 8 October, 2023
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