Average Sunshine in Spain for May





The tables below give May averages for the hours of sunshine and number of sunny days at dozens of cities throughout Spain.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: East, Northeast, Northwest, Central, Balearic Islands and South of Spain.

The month's totals are averages of weather data collected during 1971 to 2000.

Eastern Spain

This section covers Spain's east coast on the Mediterranean Sea and includes the regions of Catalonia (Cataluña) and Valencian Community (Comunidad Valenciana). The highest weather station in the list is on the peak of Turo De L'Home in Parc Natural del Montseny at 1706 metres (5597 feet) elevation.

Total May sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
278 Alicante 5
244 Barcelona 4
264 Castellón 4
218 Girona 4
279 Lleida 5
243 Reus 3
161 Turo De L'Home 1
256 Valencia 5

Balearic Islands

Average amount of sun in May
Hours Place Clear Days
277 Ibiza (Eivissa) 6
275 Menorca 5
280 Palma, Mallorca 4

Northeast Spain

Cities on this list are located near Spain's border with France, in the regions of Aragon, Basque Country (País Vasco), La Rioja and Navarre (Comunidad Foral de Navarra).

Average May sun
Hours Place Clear Days
160 Bilbao 2
212 Logroño 2
214 Pamplona 3
174 San Sebastián 2
263 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 4
182 Vitoria-Gasteiz 2

Northwest Spain

Cities in Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia, Spain's regions along the Atlantic Ocean, are included in this section.

Number of sunny hours and days in May on average
Hours Place Clear Days
191 Coruña 2
167 Gijón 1
176 Lugo 1
199 Ourense 4
158 Oviedo 2
226 Pontevedra 5
169 Santander 2
190 Santiago de Compostela 2
217 Vigo 5

Central Spain

Weather information in this table is for the regions of Castile and Leon (Castilla y León), Castile-La Mancha, Community of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid) and Extremadura. One weather station, Puerto de Navacerrada, is at 1894 metres (6214 feet) elevation at a ski resort near Madrid.

Average total sunshine in May
Hours Place Clear Days
267 Albacete 4
249 Ávila 4
283 Badajoz 5
213 Burgos 2
248 León 3
272 Madrid 4
209 Puerto de Navacerrada 3
258 Salamanca 4
232 Segovia 4
276 Toledo 4
256 Torrejón de Ardoz 3
260 Valladolid 4

Southern Spain

This list covers the Andalusia (Andalucía) and Murcia regions, which stretch along Spain's southern coasts on the Atlantic and Mediterranean, including Costa del Sol.

Total May sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
299 Almería 6
299 Cordova (Córdoba) 6
293 Granada 6
303 Huelva 8
297 Jerez de la Frontera 8
282 Málaga 7
280 Murcia 5
287 Seville (Sevilla) 7
264 Tarifa 5
Reference

AEMET (Agencia Estatal De Meteorologia, Gobierno de España). Valores Climatológicos Normales.

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