What’s the weather like in Banff in May?The climate in the Banff National Park sees quite a sharp improvement compared to early spring, with sunny and warm weather taking over. The Banff weather in May could see temperatures around the mid teens and long days with the sun rising early and not setting until well after 9pm.
Geographical influencesThe town of Banff is in Canada’s famous Rocky Mountains, at about 1,400m above sea level in the south west of the country. Light snow could still fall in May and the surrounding hills of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Mount Norquay stop the air getting too warm. The higher you travel the lower the temperature falls.
AveragesYou’ll soak up the pleasant weather in Banff in May. The temperature could reach highs of 16°C on warmer days this month. The normal temperature should be around 12°C and only occasionally fall to 4°C or 5°C on cold days. The humidity level will be about 73%. Visitors love the sunshine in May. Banff can boast up to ten hours each day with an incredible 16 hours of daylight. Here in the south west of Canada the rainfall averages 50mm this month during ten rain-affected days. The wind strength will be light at just 6mph.