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May weather?

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May weather?

What is the weather like now in Boston? And what is to be expected for the month of May? Need to know how to pack for the trip. TIA!

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1. Re: May weather?

Weather in Boston, especially in the spring, can change drastically from week to week.

Take this week for example -- Friday was one of the most beautiful days of the year, 70 degrees and sunny. Yesterday it snowed.

Your best bet would be to check the local forecast on a website like acuweather right before you go and bring a lot of layers so you can be prepared for anything.

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2. Re: May weather?

Hi TeNC,

May generally doesn't see snow, but it can be very damp and cold, or it can be hot and humid towards the end of the month, or it can be beautiful and sunny and warm.

I'd bring warm weather clothing, and something like a sweatshirt or cotton sweater or windbreaker, to put over it, if it's cold. Bring shorts and at least one pair of jeans /long pants. You should be fine. You can always pick up a new Boston sweatshirt or hat as a souvenir if you want. :)