UK weather in May 2021

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Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in the UK in May. Select a destination to see more weather parameters.

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The May weather guide for UK shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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How warm is it in the UK in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 17°C in London, UK in May, falling to 8°C at night.

How sunny is it in the UK in May?

There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in London, UK in May - that's 39% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in the UK in May?

There are usually 13 days with some rain in London, UK in May and the average monthly rainfall is 51mm.

UK sunrise & sunset times for May 2021

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for UK in May 2021. Select a month to view UK sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The UK sunrise & sunset times shown below are for London.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Saturday, 1st May 2021 05:32 20:24
Sunday, 16th May 2021 05:07 20:48
Monday, 31st May 2021 04:50 21:07
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