May Weather in England and Wales:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine





The normal May weather conditions for England and Wales are summarized below. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for May.

The weather averages are given for the entire countries, and also broken down into six regions.

Southeast England ranges from London southwards and covers England's south coast from Bournemouth to Margate. Southwest England and Wales includes Cornwall, Devon and southern Wales.

Eastern England is the land lying northeast of London. It includes Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the cities of Cambridge and Norwich. Midlands corresponds to West and East Midlands, except Lincolnshire.

Northeast England includes Yorkshire and the Humber and the Lincolnshire portion of East Midlands. Northwest England and Wales covers from northern Wales up England's west coast to the Scottish border, taking in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Carlisle.

These measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1981 to 2010.

Temperature

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
60 44 England 16 7
59 44 Wales 15 6
62 45 Southeast England 17 7
60 45 Southwest England & Wales 15 7
62 45 Eastern England 17 7
61 44 Midlands 16 7
58 43 Northeast England 15 6
59 43 Northwest England & Wales 15 6

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
10 England 2.3 58
12 Wales 3.4 86
9 Southeast England 2.1 55
11 Southwest England & Wales 3.0 77
9 Eastern England 1.9 49
10 Midlands 2.3 59
10 Northeast England 2.1 53
12 Northwest England & Wales 3.0 77

Sunshine

Total May sun
Region Hours
England 191
Wales 187
Southeast England 201
Southwest England & Wales 195
Eastern England 197
Midlands 183
Northeast England 185
Northwest England & Wales 185
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