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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in May
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in May
Guangzhou enters into summer in May, with the highest temperature up to 29°C (84 °F) or even higher if experiencing several sunny days continuously. It feels very warm and even hot on a sunny afternoon. It is also the wettest month in Guangzhou, with an average rainfall of 280-300 mm. Cloudy and rainy days are the majority. Thunderstorms occur frequently, which helps cool down the city considerably.

The Canton Fair and May Day Holiday (May 1 - 3) often  make the city generally more expensive in early May. Hotels and air tickets are always fully booked many days in advance.

Data of local weather in May:
Average Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
Average High Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
Average Low Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
Average Humidity: 84%
Average Rainfall: 284 mm
Average Rainy Days: 18 days 
Time of Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 05:54
Time of Sunset: 18:55 ~ 19:09
Average AQI: 50
Air Quality Grade: Excellent (20 days); and Good (11 days) 

 Clothing Advice: Summer clothes are proper at this time. Prepare a thin long-sleeved shirt for the early morning and evening coolness. Take an additional light over coat if mountain climbing is in your plan.

 Travel Advice: To escape the heat in the city, you can make a trip to the suburban areas, such as the Nansha Wetland Park, Baishuizhai Scenic Area in Zengcheng City, Baomo Garden & Garden of Million Sunflowers in Panyu City or the Chimelong Resort.

 Other Tips: Remember to wear sunblock, sunglasses in case of a sunny day. Always bring an umbrella to cope with unexpected rains or strong sunlight. If you have a history of allergies, try to avoid places with flowers.

Guangzhou Weather in May Based on Historical Data

Date Average 
Temperature
High 
Temperature
Low 
Temperature
Humidity
(%)
Sunrise / Sunset
May 1 28.5°C / 83.3°F 32.3°C / 90.1°F 26.3°C / 79.3°F 84 05:54 / 18:55
May 2 28.6°C / 83.5°F 34°C / 93.2°F 25.6°C / 78.1°F 82 05:53 / 18:55
May 3 24.7°C / 76.5°F 27.8°C / 82°F 23.3°C / 73.9°F 94 05:53 / 18:55
May 4 27.5°C / 81.5°F 33.8°C / 92.8°F 23.5°C / 74.3°F 84 05:52 / 18:56
May 5 26.2°C / 79.2°F 30.5°C / 86.9°F 23.2°C / 73.8°F 87 05:51 / 18:56
May 6 25.5°C / 77.9°F 30.5°C / 86.9°F 23.6°C / 74.5°F 89 05:51 / 18:57
May 7 26.3°C / 79.3°F 31.5°C / 88.7°F 23.5°C / 74.3°F 86 05:50 / 18:57
May 8 28.6°C / 83.5°F 34.1°C / 93.4°F 25.2°C / 77.4°F 80 05:50 / 18:58
May 9 29.8°C / 85.6°F 35.2°C / 95.4°F 25.2°C / 77.4°F 75 05:49 / 18:58
May 10 28.9°C / 84°F 35.1°C / 95.2°F 25.7°C / 78.3°F 76 05:48 / 18:59
May 11 25.8°C / 78.4°F 28.3°C / 82.9°F 24.9°C / 76.8°F 89 05:48 / 18:59
May 12 26.3°C / 79.3°F 31.1°C / 88°F 23.3°C / 73.9°F 81 05:47 / 19:00
May 13 25.4°C / 77.7°F 29.6°C / 85.3°F 23.5°C / 74.3°F 92 05:47 / 19:00
May 14 28°C / 82.4°F 33.1°C / 91.6°F 24°C / 75.2°F 82 05:47 / 19:01
May 15 28.2°C / 82.8°F 33.1°C / 91.6°F 24.1°C / 75.4°F 78 05:46 / 19:01
May 16 26.5°C / 79.7°F 32.1°C / 89.8°F 23.1°C / 73.6°F 83 05:46 / 19:02
May 17 26.8°C / 80.2°F 31.9°C / 89.4°F 24.5°C / 76.1°F 86 05:45 / 19:02
May 18 25°C / 77°F 28°C / 82.4°F 23.8°C / 74.8°F 96 05:45 / 19:02
May 19 25.6°C / 78.1°F 30.8°C / 87.4°F 23.5°C / 74.3°F 91 05:44 / 19:03
May 20 27.5°C / 81.5°F 33.2°C / 91.8°F 23.7°C / 74.7°F 86 05:44 / 19:03
May 21 26°C / 78.8°F 29.1°C / 84.4°F 24.3°C / 75.7°F 86 05:44 / 19:04
May 22 25.9°C / 78.6°F 29.5°C / 85.1°F 22.3°C / 72.1°F 71 05:43 / 19:04
May 23 26.3°C / 79.3°F 31.5°C / 88.7°F 21.1°C / 70°F 72 05:43 / 19:05
May 24 27.3°C / 81.1°F 32.4°C / 90.3°F 21.2°C / 70.2°F 69 05:43 / 19:05
May 25 27.8°C / 82°F 33°C / 91.4°F 22.9°C / 73.2°F 80 05:43 / 19:06
May 26 26.8°C / 80.2°F 30.8°C / 87.4°F 24.5°C / 76.1°F 83 05:42 / 19:06
May 27 26.3°C / 79.3°F 31°C / 87.8°F 24.6°C / 76.3°F 88 05:42 / 19:07
May 28 25.6°C / 78.1°F 29.2°C / 84.6°F 24.9°C / 76.8°F 94 05:42 / 19:07
May 29 26.3°C / 79.3°F 29.7°C / 85.5°F 24.2°C / 75.6°F 82 05:42 / 19:08
May 30 26.4°C / 79.5°F 31.5°C / 88.7°F 23.4°C / 74.1°F 86 05:41 / 19:08
May 31 26.1°C / 79°F 30.1°C / 86.2°F 23.3°C / 73.9°F 84 05:41 / 19:09


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