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Copenhagen in May: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Copenhagen in May will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Copenhagen, based on historical data.
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May

Weather in Copenhagen in May 2025

Good Weather
Mild
☁️
Cloudy
Weather for Copenhagen in May is typically good with an average maximum temperature of +59°F during the day, and approximately 10 sunny days monthly. Typically, there are about 6 rainy days with the total average precipitation that falls in May around 40 mm. Expect good weather and pack accordingly to enjoy the outdoors. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • May is usually the driest month of the year in Copenhagen

Average weather

☀️
+59°F
Avg. max. temperature
+32°F
Min.
+81°F
Max.
40 mm
Total precipitation
70%
Avg. humidity
4 m/s
Avg. wind
10 ☀️
Sunny Days
15 ⛅️
Cloudy
6 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Copenhagen has good weather in May.

Average temperature in Copenhagen in May

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Copenhagen for May based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +70°F during the day to a minimum of +39°F during the night, the temperature in May averages around +61°F.

The average maximum temperature goes up 6% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +57°F to +59°F.

Is Copenhagen warm or cold in May?

Copenhagen is typically mild in May.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +50°F to +59°F. The minimum temperature also goes up from +37°F to +46°F.

Pack a light jacket as it will be warm in the day and cool in the evenings.

Take a look at how May is compared to other months in Copenhagen:

Climate in Copenhagen in May

Copenhagen weather looks like this, on average, in May and the surrounding months.
AprilMayJune
Avg. temperature
+50°F+59°F+66°F
Min. temperature
+23°F+32°F+39°F
Max. temperature
+75°F+81°F+88°F
Rainfall
28 mm40 mm52 mm
Wind
4 m/s4 m/s4 m/s
Humidity
72%70%71%
Air pressure
1013 HPa1013 HPa1012 HPa
Sunny days
8107
Cloudy days
181516
Rainy days
467
Snowy days
000

May weather is still as good as in April. It’s getting warmer as May arrives. The average maximum temperature goes up from +50°F to +59°F during the day. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 28 mm to 40 mm. It feels drier, as humidity decreases from 72% to 70%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during May, staying around 4 m/s. The good news is there are likely to be more sunny days in May, from 8 to 10.

June brings much the same weather, it remains good.

Wind

Wind speed in Copenhagen in May based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 4 m/s getting up to 8 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Copenhagen is gradually increasing during May, going from 1 m/s to 2 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during May in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in May is about 94 mm, with a 45% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 21 mm, which is considered light rain. May is a pretty wet month with over 14 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how May is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Copenhagen wettest month is August, where a typical day has a 23% chance of precipitation and 60 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 21 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last May in Copenhagen?

This is the weather in Copenhagen in May 2023:
1 May
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+58°F
2 May
☁️
+59°F
3 May
☁️
+57°F
4 May
☁️
+56°F
5 May
☁️
+60°F
6 May
☁️
+61°F
7 May
☁️
+62°F
8 May
☀️
+62°F
9 May
☀️
+59°F
10 May
☁️
+66°F
11 May
🌧️
+61°F
12 May
☁️
+61°F
13 May
☁️
+58°F
14 May
☁️
+60°F
15 May
☁️
+62°F
16 May
☁️
+63°F
17 May
☁️
+64°F
18 May
☁️
+60°F
19 May
☁️
+70°F
20 May
☁️
+62°F
21 May
🌧️
+58°F
22 May
☁️
+61°F
23 May
☁️
+63°F
24 May
☁️
+63°F
25 May
☁️
+62°F
26 May
☁️
+62°F
27 May
☁️
+57°F
28 May
☁️
+61°F
29 May
☁️
+62°F
30 May
🌧️
+59°F
31 May
🌧️
+58°F
In May 2023 Copenhagen had 2 sunny days, 25 cloudy days, and 4 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +61°F, with an absolute maximum of +70°F and a minimum of +55°F. The average humidity was 73%, with a maximum of 98% and a minimum of 34%. The average wind speed was 4 m/s, with a maximum of 11 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Copenhagen climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Copenhagen in May has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1996 (+55°F) and the highest in 2018 (+73°F). The driest year was 1989 with only 5 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 1983 with 115 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Copenhagen in May:

Is May a good time to visit Copenhagen?

May is a really good time to go to Copenhagen. The weather is nice so plan your packing around outdoor activities and exploring. Check out other good time to visit Copenhagen.

Can you sunbathe in Copenhagen in May?

May has mild temperatures in Copenhagen. Not ideal for sunbathing, but still good for daytime outdoor activities, but plan for cool evenings. Pack a light jacket and shorts!

Is Copenhagen rainy in May?

Copenhagen is usually dry in May. Plan your packing around outdoor activities and exploring.

Is it sunny in Copenhagen in May?

The amount of sunny days in Copenhagen during May varies; prepare for a mix of clouds and sun.

Other cities in Denmark

Check out the weather for other cities in Denmark.

Monthly weather in Copenhagen

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Copenhagen, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.