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Where to go in May


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 Where to go in May




Many countries have a pleasant climate (mild temperatures, low rainfall or dry weather) in May. Some countries are to be avoided due to unfavorable weather conditions (high or low temperatures, heavy rainfall or cyclones which often cause heavy damage).


  Africa  
Temperatures are mild and rainfall is very low or nonexistent in most South African countries in May. They are abundant in the countries located near the Ecuador (Burundi, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya). They are also high on the coasts of the West African countries (Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin). The countries located further north and further have a dry climate in May. Rainfall is nonexistent and temperatures are high in the Sahara desert (Mauritania, Algeria, northern Mali, Libya).

Central Africa
Angola

Eastern Africa
Seychelles

Northern Africa
Algeria
Libya

Southern Africa
Botswana
Comoros
Lesotho
Malawi

Western Africa
Canary Islands


 
Zambia


Tanzania


Madeira
Morocco


Mauritius
Mayotte
Namibia



Cape Verde

 






Tunisia



Reunion
Swaziland
Zimbabwe



Guinea Bissau

  America  
Temperatures range between 28 and 30° in Central America and rainfall is high in most Central American countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize) in May. Temperatures vary in North America from 17 ° in Canada to 30 ° in the southeast of the United States and Mexico (rainfall is low). Rainfall is high and temperatures reach 30° in the countries located near the Equator (Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana). Rainfall is much lower and temperatures are cooler (10 to 20°) in the countries located further south (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay). Abundant rains begin to fall on some Caribbean islands.

Central America
None

North America
Bermuda

South America
Bolivia

Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
British Virgin Islands


 



Canada


Paraguay


Curaçao
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin

 



United States





Trinidad and Tobago
United States Virgin Islands

  Asia  
Rainfall is high in May in most countries of southeastern Asia (Burma, Bhutan, China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) except in Nepal, in western China, on the east coast of India and on the islands located in the south of Indonesia. Temperatures are mild and rainfall is moderate in the Central Asian countries. The climate is hot and dry in most Middle East countries (temperatures often exceed 30° during the daytime and rainfall is nonexistent). The climate is milder in Turkey (Mediterranean coast, central mountains and northern coast).

Central Asia
Azerbaijan
Georgia

South-Eastern Asia
China (except the southeast)
Indonesia

Middle East
Lebanon


 
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan


Japan
North Korea



 
Uzbekistan



Singapore
South Korea




  Europe  
Temperatures reach 15° and rainfall is low in May in the North European countries (from Norway to the Baltic countries). Temperatures are mild (20°) and rainfall is also low in eastern Europe. The rains are higher in most West European countries (temperatures reach 16° during the daytime in western Europe). The climate is mild in May in the South European countries (temperatures exceed 20° and rainfall is moderate in most countries and territories).

Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

Northern Europe
None

Southern Europe
Albania
Azores
Balearic Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Corsica
Croatia

Western Europe
France


 
Moldova





Cyprus
Greece
Italy
Macedonia
Malta





 
Romania





Portugal
Sardinia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain





  Oceania  
North of the Equator, the climate is relatively dry on several islands (Northern Mariana Islands), while the rainy season begins on Micronesian islands. The climate is also relatively dry in May on the islands located on the other side of the Equator (Papua New Guinea, Tokelau, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa). Temperatures range on these islands between 26 and 30°. They drop gradually in May in the southwest of Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). Rainfall is moderate in New Zealand and on the southern coast of Australia. They are very low or nonexistent in central and northern Australia.

Australia (center and north)
Cook
Fiji
Hawaii
Kiribati

  Midway
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue

  Northern Marianas
Pitcairn
Tokelau
Tuvalu











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