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Boston Weather in May

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The weather in May in Boston is absolutely beautiful. Highs reach a pleasant 67°F (19°C) and the sun is out for 7 hours each day on average. Do also bring slightly warmer clothes and waterproofs as temperatures can drop to 50°F (10°C) and there are 8 rainy days on average in May. Swimming in the Atlantic is probably not an option yet as the water temperature is only 49°F (10°C).

May is the ideal month to explore all the history and sights that Boston has to offer. There are several absolute must sees and also things to do if travelling with children. When in Boston in May, you should also visit the Boston Calling Music Festival.

High and Low Temperature in May °F

Precipitation days in May °F

Current Weather Boston

59°F mist
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Boston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

37° 39° 46° 57° 67° 77° 82° 81° 73° 62° 52° 42°

Low °F

22° 24° 31° 41° 50° 59° 66° 65° 58° 47° 38° 28°

Sun

5h 6h 7h 7h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 7h 5h 5h

Rain days

8 7 8 8 8 8 6 7 6 7 8 9

Snow inch

13 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9

Boston Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Boston

The best time to visit Boston is probably between May and October. You can expect highs in the 70s F (20s C). Summers are busier and more expensive but the lovely and warm weather will make your explorations of this great city even more enjoyable.

Early fall still offers great sightseeing conditions and is less crowded. Winters are very cold and snowy. It is the best time to visit if you are after some winter-snow-fun. But make sure to pack warmclothes and boots with temperatures hovering around the freezing point.

Things to do in Boston

If you still think of Boston as this very old fashioned place full of people with cylinder hats and snobbish students, you really must go and see for yourself that things have changed. Nowadays you will find a modern, happy and colorful city which still has a lot of history to offer too. Below you find a guide taking you through the historic Boston as well as its modern twists. Beacon Hill to Chinatown
Boston old house street
Bostona ariel view old town downtown buildings
Faneuil Hall to Harvard
Boston downtown aerial view skyscrapers water
Boston old town hall
‘Little Eataly’ to Paul Revere House
Boston common public park trees fall grass statue
Boston public library books lamps windows
Public Garden to Trinity Church

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