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Your May bank holiday weather forecast: here’s what to expect in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are set to record the highest temperatures in the country early May.

During the long bank holiday in May, Spain is expected to experience slightly warmer temperatures than usual across the country. According to forecasts from, the warmest areas will likely be the Mediterranean regions of the peninsula, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands.

In contrast, the northeast part of the peninsula, along with the Balearic Islands, are predicted to receive more rainfall, particularly affecting areas such as the Pyrenees, northern Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre. The Canary Islands and parts of southern Andalusia, however, might see rainfall slightly below the average for this time of year.

Your May bank holiday weather forecast: here's what to expect in the Canary Islands

The weather models also suggest the possibility of a squall entering from the western part of the peninsula between Tuesday and Wednesday, which could bring additional rainfall, though there is considerable uncertainty about this prediction.

For the remainder of May, temperatures are expected to remain above the seasonal norms throughout the country, with the northeast and northern parts of the peninsula experiencing smaller deviations from these warmer conditions compared to other regions.

Minimum temperatures are likely to stay below 10ºC across much of the peninsula, whereas in the southwest, temperatures will hover around 12-14ºC. The Mediterranean region, along with the Balearic and Canary Islands, could see nighttime lows around 16ºC.

Your May bank holiday weather forecast: here's what to expect in the Canary Islands

Regarding precipitation, trends suggest that rainfall levels will be within the normal range for May, though distribution will vary regionally. Typically, May sees an average rainfall of 61 l/m² across Spain. The western half of Galicia usually records the highest rainfall, averaging about 100 l/m², while the Cantabrian coast often sees more than 75 l/m². In contrast, the Canary Islands usually have less than 20 l/m², with the southern archipelago and eastern islands being the driest areas.

Lastly, May typically features two to three stormy days across the country, varying by region.

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