What’s the weather like in Corfu in May?
Corfu’s the second largest Ionian island, and sits off the northwest coast of Greece. The island enjoys a fairly typical Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers, so it’s nice and warm in May. You’ll get lots of sunshine at this time while rain’s reducing after the wetter spring. You’ll love Corfu in May if you prefer cooler temperatures and less crowds compared to the peak of summer.
Corfu’s high mountains have a big impact on the weather, and they mean it gets more rain that other Greek islands. There’s less rain as May goes on, but you’ll find lovely green scenery because of it. Breezes will keep you cool on the coast, which are welcome when it gets really hot. Humidity levels can be quite high in May, which means there’s the occasional thunderstorm, although these quickly clear.
The average high temperature in Corfu during May is 23ºC, so make sure you pack your beach gear. Don’t forget to bring some warmer clothes for the evenings though as things can get quite cool. The average sea temperature’s 21ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the mid-50s to just over 90%. Average rainfall’s 47mm over the course of nine days with some rain.
During May you can expect 14 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day. Take care of your skin in the sun as UV levels will be very high, while sunset’s around 8.30pm at the beginning of May and gradually gets later as the month goes on.
Things to Do
Things to do
Head to the beach and soak up the early summer sun in May. Western beaches are usually sandier than the east, where the sea is calmer. Messonghi beach is in the east and great for families, while the west coast’s Prasoudi beach has scenic high cliffs and Pelekas beach will be peaceful. The weather’s also great for exploring Corfu, with highest peak Mount Pantokrator offering stunning views, a monastery and a cafe. Go diving in the Ionian Sea, or if you’re taking the kids, then head to the Aqualand waterpark.
Where to stay
Corfu has lots of different accommodation to suit plenty of styles. If you want to party the nights away then try Kavos on the island’s southern tip, or if you’re travelling with the family or your partner then head to quieter Sidari, which has lots of pretty beaches. There’s plenty going on in Corfu Town, while Aghios Stefanos is a charming little fishing village in the northwest that offers a relaxing vibe.