Average Weather in May at Santorini Airport Greece
At Santorini Airport, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 70°F to 77°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 64°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 58°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Santorini Airport typically range from 75°F to 85°F, while on February 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 49°F to 58°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
The month of May at Santorini Airport experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 17%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 83% of the time.
For reference, on November 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Santorini Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 4%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on February 4, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May at Santorini Airport is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May at Santorini Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 47 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 54 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month at Santorini Airport is 6:24 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 23 minutes earlier at 6:02 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:06 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 8:29 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Santorini Airport during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:00 AM and sets 14 hours, 39 minutes later, at 8:39 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 9 hours, 41 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Santorini Airport is increasing during May, rising from 0% to 5% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 47% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Santorini Airport is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 5.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on May 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during May is 5.9 miles per hour on May 24.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Santorini Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature at Santorini Airport is increasing during May, rising by 5°F, from 63°F to 68°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Santorini Airport is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 7.0 kWh to 7.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santorini Airport are 36.399 deg latitude, 25.479 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santorini Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,109 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 139 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,857 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,278 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santorini Airport is covered by water (52%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by water (90%), and within 50 miles by water (96%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Santorini Airport year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Santorini Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.