The weather in Cyprus in May is perfect for the ideal summer holiday. The month is very warm, sunny and cloudless, and the number of rainy days is no more than one or two. However, when it rains, the precipitation is usually intense and short-term, often accompanied by thunder and lightning. The average daytime temperature in Cyprus in May ranges from 24 to 27°C in the shade, and in the interior of the island, where the influence of the Mediterranean is lesser, is slightly warmer, reaching about 30°C in the shade.
Nights are mild and pleasant with temperatures around 15 – 17°C. May looks like a typical summer month, but its advantage is that the weather is not yet too hot.
However, it is recommended to be careful with the sun at noon, as it can be quite strong.
In May, the sea temperature in Cyprus is already in the range between 20 and 22°C, so bathing and swimming are much more pleasant compared to April.
The beaches are crowded with sunbathers, and the coastal cities and their countless hotels and restaurants are full of tourists. After the relatively quiet start in April, in May the active tourist season is already in full swing.
In May, even the high-lying parts of the Troodos Mountains enjoy warm and pleasant weather. The daytime temperature reaches around 20°C, and around 10 – 12°C at night.
The number of rainy days decreases even in the mountains and in places located over 1,000 meters above sea level, they are only about 3 or 4.