May is here. Full of Summer activities and visits to the numerous beaches around the island by locals and visitors alike. This is an exciting time for Water-sports, Scuba diving, Parasailing and Beach Volley. Water Parks in Fassouri Limassol as well as in Ayia Napa and the Aphrodite Water Park in Paphos start to get crowded and loud. An equally lovely day out for kids and adults who enjoy water slides and rides. With average coastal temperatures of around 22°C (69°F), May is a perfect month for people who find the extremely high temperatures and ample humidity of July and August somewhat uncomfortable. The average sea temperature is 21°C (70°F). The average night time low temperature lowers to around 15°C (59°F), temperatures during the day are around 25°C (78°F).
May is packed with all sorts of festivals (flower festivals (Anthestiria)), Village festivals and venues (Musical Sundays and many other) that cater for all tastes and ages. Luckily for Tourists but not Cypriots, (we usually suffer from long droughts that sometimes continue for four to five years in a row), there are just a couple of rainy days in May. Cyprus mountains are always cooler with temperatures of around 21°C, which fall as low as 12° C during night time. There are about 10 hours of sunlight during May.
From readings by the meteorological department, it seems that during the last years there have been high recorded temperatures of 38°C (100°F) and low of 10°C (49°F) during the month of May. The daily relative humidity of about 66% (average). Someone could expect to have around 13 hours of daylight (daily) during the month. Wind speed is about 14 kph or 8 knots. Maximum recorded wind speed 70 kph (only during recent years).