Ghent weather

Our guide to the weather in Ghent destination during May

18

Average high

4

UV Index

38mm

Monthly rainfall

75%

Humidity

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Ghent, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Ghent weather in May.

What's the temperature like in Ghent during May?

The temperature reaches around 18℃ during the daytime in May, falling away to 9℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Ghent during May?

On average, there will be 16 rainy days during the month, amounting to 37.7mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

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Ghent Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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14th April 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

Weekend itinerary in Ghent, Belgium

Some people might never heard of Ghent before unlike Brussels, Bruges, and Antwerp. Despite being the country’s oldest city, Ghent is truly the gem of Belgium. This unique and romantic place is rich in medieval and classical architecture. The whole city looks like an open-air museum. The vibrant colors enrich the center of trade and culture. Its industrial ambiance is a perfect contrast for the medieval building and spectacular landscape views. This region from Western Europe is not all...

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11th March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

15 best things to do in Ghent, Belgium

A confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers, the port city of Ghent “Gent” is located. It is the capital and largest city of the Flanders region and the second-largest municipality in Belgium. Some people might never hear of Ghent before unlike Brussels, Bruges, and Antwerp. Despite being the country’s oldest city, Ghent is truly the gem of Belgium. This unique and romantic place is rich in medieval and classical architecture. The whole city looks like an open-air museum. The vibrant...

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15th July 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

How to visit 3 cities in Belgium in 3 days – Bruges, Brussels & Ghent

I feel like Belgium doesn’t get as visited as many other countries in Europe which is strange because it offers great architecture, chocolate, and beer and what more do you really need? If you’re looking for a short European city break from the UK or elsewhere in Europe, Belgium is a good answer because you can see a lot of places in Belgium in a short amount of time due to the size of the cities, the size of the country and a good train system. I visited Belgium for a long weekend over...

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1st March 2021 by TravMonkey

Craft beer lovers weekend itinerary in Ghent

I took a quick trip Ghent over a long weekend, taking advantage of how easy it is to get there with the Eurostar from London. I’ve been to Ghent a few times before and was always struck by how little people talk about it in comparison to Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp. I’ve always found this historic old university town fairly underrated in the grand scheme of things. Thankfully it means fewer tourists (although there’s still a fair few) and more local experiences on offer. If the lure of...

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