Average May Rainfall for the United Kingdom





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during May at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's total rainfall is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

In May, the entire UK averages 10 days of rain, totalling 58 millimetres (2.3 inches).

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Southern England

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Birmingham 2.2 56
8 Cambridge 1.8 46
8 Eastbourne 1.9 49
9 Exeter 2.3 59
9 Ipswich 2.0 51
9 London 1.8 47
8 Lowestoft 2.0 50
10 Newquay 2.6 65
10 Oxford 2.2 57
13 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 4.5 113

Northern England

May averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Blackpool 2.1 54
9 Grimsby 1.8 45
13 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 3.4 86
10 Manchester 2.2 57
9 Newcastle 1.7 44
11 Penrith 2.2 56
10 Sheffield 2.1 54

Wales

Average amount of rain in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Aberporth 2.1 54
12 Aberystwyth 2.7 70
11 Cardiff 2.8 72
10 Tenby 2.5 63
9 Valley, Anglesey 1.9 48

Scotland

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Aberdeen 2.3 60
10 Dundee 1.9 49
10 Edinburgh 2.0 51
10 Forres 1.9 48
12 Glasgow 2.7 68
11 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 1.9 48
11 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 2.1 53
13 Oban 3.0 77
13 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 2.5 63
12 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 2.3 60

Northern Ireland

Total precipitation during May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Armagh 2.3 58
12 Belfast 2.3 57
13 Londonderry 2.4 61
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