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Visiting Cancun, Mexico in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (87°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 6.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Cancun in the months of February, March, April, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Cancun in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun.

May has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (87°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 6.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cancun in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (82°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Cancun?

Yes, May is a great time for a holiday in Cancun.

May has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (87°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 6.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cancun warm in May?

Yes, Cancun is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in May is 31°C (87°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (85°) in the previous month and 31°C (87°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cancun in May?

The average day light hours per day in Cancun in May are 13.1. The sunshine percentage is 46.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Cancun in May

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in May is 31°C (87°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (85°F) in the previous month and 31°C (87°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cancun in May is 24°C (74°F). The minimum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cancun in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.1 per day in Cancun. The sunshine percentage is 46.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cancun in May is typically 13.2 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cancun in May

The average sea water temperature in Cancun in May is 28°C (82.4°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cancun in May

The average total rainfall in Cancun in May is 10.7cm (4.2inches) and on average there are 6.1 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cancun in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cancun in May is 24°C (75°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 25°C (25°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cancun in May is typically 92.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.3% in the previous month and 94.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cancun in May is typically 77.3%. The average relative humidity is 75.9% in the previous month and 81.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cancun in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cancun in May is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cancun in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cancun in May is from the East.

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