May Sunshine Averages for Cities in Europe

The tables below give May averages for the number of hours of sunshine at major cities throughout Europe.

The cities range from Amsterdam to Zurich and from Reykjavík to İstanbul. They are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Amsterdam to Kazan, Lille to Pristina and Reykjavík to Zurich.

Included in this list are Europe's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The month's totals are averages of historical weather data collected over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Total May sunshine
City Hours
Amsterdam, Netherlands 222
Andorra la Vella, Andorra 179
Athens, Greece 291
Barcelona, Spain 244
Belgrade, Serbia 242
Berlin, Germany 222
Birmingham, United Kingdom 180
Brussels, Belgium 191
Bucharest, Romania 246
Budapest, Hungary 234
Chisinau, Moldova 254
Cologne, Germany 192
Copenhagen, Denmark 262
Dublin, Ireland 192
Glasgow, United Kingdom 173
Hamburg, Germany 217
Helsinki, Finland 275
İstanbul, Turkey 223
Kazan, Russia 282
Average amount of sun in May
City Hours
Lille, France 194
Lisbon, Portugal 291
Ljubljana, Slovenia 210
London, United Kingdom 171
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 206
Lyon, France 221
Madrid, Spain 272
Manchester, United Kingdom 188
Marseille, France 293
Milan, Italy 211
Minsk, Belarus 253
Monaco, Monaco 267
Moscow, Russia 265
Munich, Germany 199
Naples, Italy 245
Nice, France 267
Nizhny & Novgorod, Russia 268
Odessa, Ukraine 265
Oslo, Norway 220
Paris, France 194
Podgorica, Montenegro 250
Prague, Czech Republic 214
Pristina, Kosovo 228
Average May sun
City Hours
Reykjavík, Iceland 192
Riga, Latvia 264
Rostov-on-Don, Russia 265
Rotterdam, Netherlands 214
Saint Petersburg, Russia 260
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 192
Skopje, Macedonia 245
Sofia, Bulgaria 211
Stockholm, Sweden 276
Tallinn, Estonia 287
Turin, Italy 195
Vaduz, Liechtenstein 166
Valletta, Malta 301
Vienna, Austria 239
Vilnius, Lithuania 241
Zagreb, Croatia 229
Zurich, Switzerland 186

The sunshine data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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