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Weather in May

Travelling to Ghent for the first two weeks of May. Wondering what weather to expect?

Posted by
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I'd go to and check out the day-by-day stats (history / monthly) for May 2017, May 2016, etc. That will give you a better idea than simply looking at monthly averages, but I do like to look at the latter to see the average number of rainy days per month.

Posted by
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No matter where I travel in Europe, I always pack a waterproof - not water resistant - jacket. I've been drenched in Italy, France and UK in May so assume you'll have some rain.

Many here use a Marmot Precip. I used to use that but like the roomier cut of a Cabela's waterproof jacket. I can get a small purse zipped up underneath my jacket.

Posted by
2005 posts

Just prepare for all kinds of weather, from (a bit) chilly and rainy to pleasant warm and sunny.

Posted by
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Thanks so much for your speedy replies! I will definitely take my waterproof jacket and an umbrella.