İstanbul Weather in May

What's the weather like in İstanbul, Turkey in May 2019?

The climate in İstanbul during May can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

May is in the spring in İstanbul and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

İstanbul weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 20.5°C 68.9°F
Nightly temperature 11.7°C 53.1°F
Average temperature 16.1°C 61°F
Daily sunshine 10.5 hrs
Avg rainfall 35 mm 1.4 ins
Rainy days 8 days
Sea temperature 15.3°C 59.6°F
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 9.4kph 6 mph

On average May is the 4th driest month of the year in İstanbul with around 35mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in İstanbul

May rainfall

May hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in May 2018.

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İstanbul weather stats

İstanbul weather statistics
Hottest month: August 26.8°C 80.2°F
Driest month: July 25mm 1ins
Sunniest month: July 12.7hrs
Coldest month: January 8°C 46.4°F
Wettest month: December 126mm 5ins
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