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Visiting Newfoundland, Canada in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.3cm (2.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Newfoundland. Sea temperatures are a cold 3°C (37°F). May is too cold for swimming in Newfoundland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Newfoundland in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Newfoundland in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Newfoundland.

May has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.3cm (2.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Newfoundland in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Newfoundland for any length of time, with the sea water at 3°C (37°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Newfoundland?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Newfoundland.

May has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.3cm (2.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Newfoundland. Sea temperatures are a cold 3°C (37°F). May is too cold for swimming in Newfoundland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Newfoundland warm in May?

No, Newfoundland is too cold for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Newfoundland in May is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 6°C (43°) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Newfoundland in May is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 10°C (51°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Newfoundland in May?

The average day light hours per day in Newfoundland in May are 15.1. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Temperature in Newfoundland in May

The average maximum temperature in Newfoundland in May is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Newfoundland in May is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 10°C (51°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Newfoundland in May is 3°C (38°F). The minimum temperature is -0°C (32°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Newfoundland in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.1 per day in Newfoundland. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Newfoundland in May is typically 7.2 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. 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 Newfoundland in May

The average sea water temperature in Newfoundland in May is 2.8°C (37.0°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Newfoundland in May

The average total rainfall in Newfoundland in May is 6.3cm (2.5inches) and on average there are 15.2 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Newfoundland in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Newfoundland in May is 6°C (43°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Newfoundland in May is typically 96%. The maximum relative humidity is 95% in the previous month and 96.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Newfoundland in May is typically 85.7%. The average relative humidity is 84% in the previous month and 88.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Newfoundland in May

The average maximum wind speed in Newfoundland in May is typically 33KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 38KM/H (24MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (19MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Newfoundland in May is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Newfoundland in May is from the South-Southwest.

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