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May is a good time to visit La Gomera if you want a quiet holiday on the island since the children's summer holidays haven't started yet in most countries in Europe. The weather in La Gomera in May is usually beautiful and ideal for all outdoor activities, so you'll be able to enjoy the island at its best.
If it's your first time planning a trip to La Gomera, you may be confused in regards to what you can do on the island and what weather you can expect.
Generally, the weather in La Gomera in May is pleasant and warm, since it's almost officially summer and the amount of precipitation drops considerably. This means that you'll be able to explore the mountains and the forests on foot, without having to worry too much about the threat of rain.
The month of May is slightly warmer than April, with the average temperatures rising by 1°C, reaching an average maximum temperature of 21°C. This means that you'll be able to wear T-shirts and shorts on most days, but you'll still need a cardigan or jacket at night, especially if it's windy.
Also, the island is not yet busy in May, so you'll have the island's trails mostly to yourself.
The average high temperature in May in La Gomera is around 21°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 15°C. The average temperatures in May is a bit higher than during the previous month.
In San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island's capital, the daily mean temperature is 18°C in May, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 21°C and the average low of 15°C.
The average number of rainy days is the same in May as it was in April.
La Gomera gets an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day in May, so this number stays the same as in the previous month.
In May the water is still pretty cold, with temperatures very similar to the temperatures registered back in April. It's from now on that the water temperature starts to rise, although it doesn't really get very hot, compared to other popular beach destinations in summer.
The data below is from the weather station in San Sebastian de La Gomera. They represent the weather averages for the month of May in San Sebastian de La Gomera (the capital of La Gomera).
|May Weather Averages||San Sebastian de La Gomera|
|Average high temperature||21°C (69.8°F)|
|Daily mean temperature||18°C (64.4°F)|
|Average low temperature||15°C (59°F)|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||279|
|Percent possible sunshine||64%|
|Mean monthly daylight hours||434|
|Average Ultraviolet index||10|
|Average sea temperature||19°C (66.2°F)|
May is a good time to visit La Gomera, as the weather really starts to warm up, but you'll also avoid the really hot summer days, which can sometimes stop you from exploring the trails all day long.
May is already warm enough to sunbathe all day long if this is what you'd prefer to do. On sunny days the UV index is really high, so you need to use sun cream with a high protection factor in order to avoid sunburns.
Don't miss a visit to San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island's capital and also the largest town on the island. It's always nice to see how the locals live and get a sense of what life is like for the residents.
We would also recommend a visit to Playa Santiago, the most inhabited place in the south of La Gomera, which also has a nice beach with black volcanic sand.
May 30th, 2021 - Canary Islands Day
This is a festive day in all the Canary Islands and it's also a bank holiday.
There will usually be events and festivities organized, especially in San Sebastian de La Gomera.