This report describes the typical weather at the Mykonos Island National Airport (Mykonos (Mikonos), Greece) weather station over the course of an average May. It is based on the historical records from 1998 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Mykonos (Mikonos) has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (90%), croplands (8%), and shrublands (3%).
The month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 67°F to 75°F over the course of the month, exceeding 80°F or dropping below 61°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of May, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 49 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is May 1 with 13:45 hours of daylight; the longest day is May 31 with 14:34 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:00am on May 31; the latest sunset is at 8:34pm on May 31; the latest sunrise is at 6:24am on May 1; the earliest sunset is at 8:09pm on May 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in May, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 46% (partly cloudy) to 56% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 10% from the start to the end of the month.
On May 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 15% of the time, partly cloudy 10% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 12% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around May 1, occurring in 14% of days. Precipitation is least likely around May 31, occurring in 7% of days.
Throughout May, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around May 1, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 1, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in May or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 51% (mildly humid) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical May, rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around May 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around May 27, rising above 80% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical May, the dew point typically varies from 47°F (dry) to 61°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 40°F (dry) or above 65°F (mildy humid).
The time of the month between May 1 and May 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of May typical wind speeds vary from 5 mph to 20 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 31 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 14 mph (moderate breeze) occurs around May 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 12 mph (moderate breeze) occurs around May 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).