Wales weather in May 2023

  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Wales (Cardiff)16
    16°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 15 days with some rainfall in May in Wales (Cardiff)15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 7°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Wales (Cardiff)7
    7°C min night temperature
  • 16 hours of daylight per day in May in Wales (Cardiff)16
    16 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Wales (Cardiff)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in May in Wales (Cardiff)65
    65 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in May in Wales (Cardiff)5
    5 (Moderate) UV index
  • 12°C sea temperature in May in Wales (Cardiff)12
    12°C sea temperature

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How warm is it in Wales in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 16°C in Cardiff, Wales in May, falling to 7°C at night.

How sunny is it in Wales in May?

There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in Cardiff, Wales in May - that's 41% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around Wales in May?

The average sea temperature around Cardiff, Wales in May is 12°C.

Does it rain in Wales in May?

There are usually 15 days with some rain in Cardiff, Wales in May and the average monthly rainfall is 65mm.

Wales May sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Wales in May 2023. Select a month to view Wales sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The Wales sunrise and sunset times shown below are for Cardiff.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Monday, 1st May 2023 05:45 20:35
Tuesday, 16th May 2023 05:20 20:59
Wednesday, 31st May 2023 05:02 21:19

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