Paphos weather in May is sunny and quite warm. It is not as hot as in the summer months but the temperature is usually above 30°C during daytime.

Paphos weather in May 4th at Kato Paphos

Many visitors find May weather great, because they can enjoy the sun without the heat of summer. The weather in May is great for sightseeing, swimming, touring, sporting and virtually anything.

1. Average weather in May

  • May weather: Sunny and warm.
  • Sunny days: 90% of the days will be sunny. 
  • Rain: On average 2 rainy days.
  • Day Temperature: 25-35 °C
  • Swimming: Water temperature 22-26 °C
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 19:50

2. Paphos temperature in May

During the day the temperature is 25-35 °C and it drops to 18-28°C at night. The chance of rain is less than 5%. The weather at Paphos mountains is cooler with temperatures of 15-25 °C  at daytime and 5-6 rainy days in May. The sun sets at 19:50. 

3. What clothes to wear in May

You will mostly use your summer clothes. For day time you need shorts, t-shirt, swimming suit etc. You should also have a sweater and a pair of pants for the night when the temperature drops. Sunglasses and sunblock is necessary for the beach. Below are a few photos taken during May so that you can get a better idea of the weather and what most people wear.

Fine weather at Paphos in May for holidays at Cyprus
Holidays at Paphos in May
What to wear during your holidays at Paphos on May
Relaxing at the pool with sunny weather. Paphos, Cyprus, May 2016

4. Sleeping at night

For sleeping you do not need to use the A/C or have the windows open. The room temperature is comfortable and a piece of sheet is enough. Mosquitoes will not bother you in May.

5. Going to the beach

The sea water temperature at Paphos is 21-24 °C in May, which can be a bit cold for locals but Europeans and Russian tourists usually find it fine.

Paphos weather in May is getting nice for a sea Cruise
Boat trip from Paphos harbor. Photo taken on May at Paphos
Paphos weather in May
Coral beach harbour at Coral beach Hotel, Paphos,Cyprus.


6. Paphos things to do in May

At the beginning of May, it is still not hot and the greenery has not yet been burnt by the sun sot it is a good time to enjoy nature, explore the countryside, visit the archaeological sites and walk one of the many nature paths. While hiking in the countryside be careful though of snakes since May is their mating season which means you might see more of them out looking for a pair. In May the weather is comfortable enough for visiting the beach, although the sea is still a bit chilly – about 21°C-24°C. Also in May many outdoor beach restaurant and bars that were closed for winter begin to open their doors to visitors. Water parks in Paphos, Limassol and Agia Napa are also already open.

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