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Paris in May: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Take a look at past year’s weather for Paris in May and see if it is worth visiting.
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May

Weather in Paris in May 2025

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Weather for Paris in May is typically good with an average maximum temperature of +66°F during the day, and approximately 10 sunny days monthly. Typically, there are about 9 rainy days with the total average precipitation that falls in May around 73 mm. Expect good weather and pack accordingly to enjoy the outdoors. Search flights in one click on Avionero.

Average weather

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+66°F
Avg. max. temperature
+32°F
Min.
+90°F
Max.
73 mm
Total precipitation
69%
Avg. humidity
3 m/s
Avg. wind
10 ☀️
Sunny Days
12 ⛅️
Cloudy
9 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Paris has good weather in May.

Average temperature in Paris in May

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

Going from a maximum of +84°F during the day to a minimum of +43°F during the night, the temperature in May averages around +72°F.

The average maximum temperature goes up 17% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +63°F to +70°F.

Is Paris warm or cold in May?

Paris is typically mild in May.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +59°F to +66°F. The minimum temperature also goes up from +43°F to +50°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 Paris:

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Flights per week
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Min. Price
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Climate in Paris in May

Paris weather looks like this, on average, in May and the surrounding months.
AprilMayJune
Avg. temperature
+59°F+66°F+72°F
Min. temperature
+27°F+32°F+39°F
Max. temperature
+82°F+90°F+99°F
Rainfall
52 mm73 mm67 mm
Wind
3 m/s3 m/s3 m/s
Humidity
67%69%68%
Air pressure
1013 HPa1014 HPa1015 HPa
Sunny days
111010
Cloudy days
121213
Rainy days
797
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 +59°F to +66°F during the day. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 52 mm to 73 mm. Humidity rises from 67% to 69%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during May, staying around 3 m/s. The days becoming less sunny, going from 11 sunny days in April to 10 in May.

June brings much the same weather, it remains good.

Wind

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

The average wind speed is 3 m/s getting up to 5 m/s which is a light breeze; barely moving the tree leaves.

The average wind speed in Paris is gradually decreasing during May, going from 4 m/s to 3 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during May in Paris based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 32% chance of rain on an average day in May, with total rainfall of approximately 43 mm. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 15 mm, which is considered light rain. May is a pretty wet month with over 10 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
May is one of the rainiest months in Paris, here is a comparison with other months, total mm:
Paris wettest month is May, where a typical day has a 29% chance of precipitation and 73 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 21% chance of precipitation and 47 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last May in Paris?

This is the weather in Paris in May 2023:
1 May
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+63°F
2 May
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+65°F
3 May
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+67°F
4 May
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+65°F
5 May
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+65°F
6 May
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+72°F
7 May
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+70°F
8 May
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+71°F
9 May
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+79°F
10 May
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+81°F
11 May
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+77°F
12 May
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+69°F
13 May
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+72°F
14 May
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+75°F
15 May
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+85°F
16 May
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+78°F
17 May
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+83°F
18 May
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+84°F
19 May
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+78°F
20 May
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+75°F
21 May
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+75°F
22 May
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+73°F
23 May
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+65°F
24 May
☁️
+66°F
25 May
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+68°F
26 May
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+69°F
27 May
☁️
+72°F
28 May
☀️
+67°F
29 May
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+61°F
30 May
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+66°F
31 May
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+70°F
In May 2023 Paris had 27 sunny days, 3 cloudy days, and 1 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +72°F, with an absolute maximum of +84°F and a minimum of +61°F. The average humidity was 65%, with a maximum of 93% and a minimum of 33%. The average wind speed was 3 m/s, with a maximum of 9 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

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

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

The average temperature was the lowest in 1984 (+60°F) and the highest in 2022 (+75°F). The driest year was 2011 with only 5 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2000 with 194 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Paris in May:

Is May a good time to visit Paris?

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

Can you sunbathe in Paris in May?

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

Is Paris rainy in May?

Paris is often rainy in May. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Paris in May?

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

How much does it cost to fly to Paris in May?

The normal prices to fly to Paris is $392 - $746. It means that the majority of our users have picked flights in this range. To find the best price we recommend you search early, using our flexible dates feature.

Other cities in France

Check out the weather for other cities in France.

Monthly weather in Paris

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Paris, 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.