May is the month when weather in Cyprus changes from spring to summer. In the beginning of May there are usually several days of windy weather with fresh spring breezes blowing in from the sea. The chance of rain is very small.

Limassol weather in May - Kite surfing at near Episkopi carrisson
Kite surfing. Sunny weather. Photo taken in May at Kourion beach, Limassol

The daytime temperature at Limassol in May is for the month is 25-35 °C. On Limassol mountains it is cooler with maximum temperatures about 21°C. Still the temperatures may fall a bit at night with the minimum temperature of 15°C for Limassol coast and 11°C for Limassol mountains.

1. Average weather in May

  • Generally: Sunny with a few rainy days.
  • Day Temperature: 20-30 °C
  • Night Temperature: 10-20 °C
  • Sun: 23-24 sunny days.
  • Rain: 2-3 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.
  • Clouds: 2-3 cloudy days.
  • Swimming: Water temperature 20-23 °C
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 19:40

2. Limassol temperature in May

During the day the temperature is 25-35°C. At night the temperature drops to 15-27 °C. The chance of rain is less that 3%. On average there are 2-3 rainy days in May. The sun sets at 19:40.

3. Clothes for Limassol in May

Recommended clothes are medium-weight and summer apparel with light jumpers or long sleeved cotton for the evenings.

Limassol Weather in May is great for outdoor sports
Kids mountain bike race. Sunny weather. Photo taken on May at Limassol
Limassol weather in May. Clothes to wear in Limassol on May
Kourion Theater. Fine weather. Taken on May at Limassol, Cyprus

4. Going to the beach

Beaches at Limassol start to get busier in May and the water is getting warmer.

May weather is getting better and parties at Cuaba beach bar make Limassol the place to be
Cuaba beach bar at Limassol. Fine weather. Summer is almost here.
Limasol weather in May - Palm beach hotel
Palm beach hotel. Sunny weather at Limassol in May

5. Activities in May

The beginning of May when it is still not hot and the greenery has not yet been burnt by the sun it is good to enjoy nature, explore the countryside, visit the archeological sites and have a long walk along one of the many nature paths. While hiking in the countryside be careful though of snakes since May is their mating season which means you might see more of them out looking for a pair. By late May the weather is comfortable enough for visiting the beach, although the sea is still a bit chilly – about 19°C-21°C. Also in May many outdoor beach restaurant and bars that were closed for winter begin to open their doors to visitors. Water parks in Paphos, Limassol and Agia Napa are also already open.


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Weather Cyprus was updated: July 2019, Discussion Area: Weather Cyprus on Facebook