Nanaimo Weather in May

What's the weather like in Nanaimo (British Columbia) in May 2023?

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

May is in the spring in Nanaimo and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

Nanaimo weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 16.8°C 62.2°F
Nightly temperature 6.2°C 43.2°F
Average temperature 11.5°C 52.7°F
Daily sunshine 7.3 hrs
Avg rainfall 52 mm 2 ins
Rainy days 12 days
Sea temperature 11.7°C 53°F
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 13.7kph 9 mph

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 52mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Nanaimo

Nanaimo average temperature in May

May rainfall

Nanaimo average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Nanaimo average rain in May

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 Nanaimo in May 2022.

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Nanaimo weather stats

Nanaimo weather statistics
Hottest month: August 23.2°C 73.8°F
Driest month: July 28mm 1.1ins
Sunniest month: August 8.6hrs
Coldest month: January 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: December 213mm 8.4ins
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