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Visiting Playa de Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Mexico in May

May is one of the best months to visit Playa de Carmen for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

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 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 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 6.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa de Carmen with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Playa de Carmen in one of the other best months of February, March, April, for the best beach weather.

May offers hot and sunny days, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The sea is warm and calm, making it an ideal time for snorkeling, diving, and other water activities. However, windsurfing and kitesurfing may be less popular during this month due to lighter winds. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Playa de Carmen in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Playa de Carmen.

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 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 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 6.4 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 Playa de Carmen in May?

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

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Playa de Carmen?

Yes, May is a great time for a holiday in Playa de Carmen.

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 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 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 6.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa de Carmen with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Playa de Carmen warm in May?

Yes, Playa de Carmen is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Playa de Carmen in May is 31°C (87°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (85°) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa de Carmen in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Playa de Carmen in May?

The average day light hours per day in Playa de Carmen in May are 13.1. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Playa de Carmen in May

May is considered low season in Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres, and the beach is less crowded compared to previous months. The Labor Day holiday on May 1st can attract a few more visitors, but overall, the beach is more peaceful during this month.

Temperature in Playa de Carmen in May

The average maximum temperature in Playa de Carmen in May is 31°C (87°F). The average maximum temperature is 30°C (85°F) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa de Carmen in May is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Playa de Carmen in May is 24°C (75°F). The minimum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 25°C (76°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Playa de Carmen in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.1 per day in Playa de Carmen. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Playa de Carmen in May is typically 13 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 Playa de Carmen in May

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

Rainfall in Playa de Carmen in May

The average total rainfall in Playa de Carmen in May is 10.7cm (4.2inches) and on average there are 6.4 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Playa de Carmen in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Playa de Carmen in May is 24°C (74°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 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 25°C (25°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Playa de Carmen in May is typically 90.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.5% in the previous month and 93.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Playa de Carmen in May is typically 75.3%. The average relative humidity is 73.9% in the previous month and 79.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Playa de Carmen in May

The average maximum wind speed in Playa de Carmen in May is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Playa de Carmen in May is typically 14KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Playa de Carmen in May is from the East-Southeast.

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