What’s the weather like in Florence in May?
May is a great time to visit Florence for high temperatures, lots of sunshine and slightly less rainfall than last month. The city is more peaceful at this time of year and it’s your last chance to enjoy a quieter atmosphere before the busy summer crowds arrive in June.
Its location in the north of Italy means that Florence enjoys a humid subtropical climate with slighter higher temperatures than along the coast. This is because the prevailing winds blowing in from the sea rarely reach as far as Florence, leading to a slightly warmer and calmer climate.
Florence weather in May is quite enjoyable with up to 11 hours of sunshine per day and 15 hours of daylight. The average temperature is 16°C, which has warmed up since April. You can expect highs of 21°C, which is perfect for strolling through the city and taking in all the beautiful sights along the way. The average rainfall is 77mm, which means there will be at least nine rainy days throughout the month. Snowfall is virtually non-existent at this time of year and you can expect an average humidity of 61% with highs of 93%.