May is the month when weather in Cyprus changes from spring to summer. In the beginning of May there are usually several days of windy weather with fresh spring breezes blowing in from the sea. By the end of the month temperatures begin to climb up towards the summer levels. Average maximum temperature for the month is 24°C on the west coast, 27°C on the south coast and 30°C inland. On the mountains it is cooler with maximum temperatures about 21°C. Still the temperatures may fall a bit at night towards the spring temperature level. Average minimum temperature is 15°C for the west coast and inland areas, 16°C-17°C for the south coast and 11°C for the mountains. The chance of rain is very small. Meteorological statistics show that on average it rains only 1-2 days in May.
The beginning of May when it is still not hot and the greenery has not yet been burnt by the sun it is good to enjoy nature, explore the countryside, visit the archeological sites and have a long walk along one of the many nature paths. While hiking in the countryside be careful though of snakes since May is their mating season which means you might see more of them out looking for a pair. By late May the weather is comfortable enough for visiting the beach, although the sea is still a bit chilly – about 19°C-21°C. Also in May many outdoor beach restaurant and bars that were closed for winter begin to open their doors to visitors. Water parks in Paphos, Limassol and Agia Napa are also already open.
Recommended clothes are medium-weight and summer apparel with light jumpers or long sleeved cotton for the evenings.