Corfu weather

Our guide to the weather in Corfu during May

20

Average high

6

UV Index

41mm

Month rainfall

20

Sea temperature

Located in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece, Corfu is a green island that enjoys beautifully warm spring weather. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Corfu, 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 Corfu weather in May.

What's the temperature like in Corfu during May?

The temperature is extremely stable in May with average highs of 20℃ and lows just 2℃ lower at 18℃. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Corfu during May?

On average, there will be 10 rainy days during the month, amounting to 40.6mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Corfu during May?

The water around Corfu is around 20℃ during May. It will feel a little on the cool when first entering, but you'll warm up quickly. Most kids will have no problem with this temperature, but those who feel the cold are unlikely to want to swim.

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Books inspired by Corfu

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The Durrells of Corfu

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An interesting, superbly written account of the lives of the family behind "My Family & Other Animals," how they came to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left

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A true story about ten-year-old Gerald living with his eccentric family in Corfu. Transports you to the Greek Island through its wonderful descriptions of nature, wildlife and landscape. Hilarious, inspiring and uplifting

Corfu Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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29th November 2021 by While I'm Young

TUI BLUE Atlantica Nissaki Beach Hotel Review

This is my review of Atlantica Nissaki Beach, a secluded adults-only TUI hotel in Corfu, Greece. Tom and I stayed there for seven nights on an all-inclusive basis for his 30th birthday and we were thoroughly impressed, which in itself is impressive because we certainly had high expectations for our first holiday abroad since late 2019....

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21st January 2021 by PommieTravels

Top 6 must-do’s in Corfu, Greece

Are you thinking of visiting Corfu? If so, you are in for a treat! Corfu, also known as Kerkyra, is the most northern and second largest of the Ionian Islands. It’s also the most popular, and for good reason. It has a rich history and culture, having been controlled by multiple foreign powers over the years including the Venetians, the French, and the British....

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12th February 2021 by Andy

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20th June 2018 by Stuart

Ryanair announces London Southend Airport base and flights from 2019

Ryanair is opening a new base at the somewhat confusingly named 'London Southend Airport' in, umm, Essex - from April 2019. With three aircraft and an investment of $300 million, Ryanair clearly see Southend as a viable alternative for future expansion and air travel opportunities. The airline will be offering 13 routes to 8 different countries:Alicante, Barcelona Reus, Bilbao, Málaga and Palma in SpainBrest - FranceCorfu - GreeceCluj, RomaniaDublin - IrelandFaro, PortugalMilan Bergamo...

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12th February 2021 by Andy

The Scoop: Corfu

Corfu, or Kerkyra in Greek, is dominated by mountains, dramatic coastlines and peaceful countryside. With an ancient legacy blending culture, art and traditional cuisine, you’re spoilt for choice when you visit – if you can manage to drag yourself away from the vibrant beach and nightlife scene.The second-largest of the Ionian Islands and a long-time favourite of the international jet set, Corfu enjoys a warm, mild climate and mostly sunny days, perfect for the magnificent array of water...

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