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Visiting Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santa Monica Beach for prolonged periods of time.

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

May is a lovely month at Santa Monica Beach, with sunny days and mild weather. The beach starts to become more crowded as people enjoy sunbathing and beach activities. Swimming becomes more comfortable as the water temperature warms up, and surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular activities during this month. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Santa Monica Beach in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

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Can you swim in Santa Monica Beach in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santa Monica Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Santa Monica Beach?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Santa Monica Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santa Monica Beach for prolonged periods of time.

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Is Santa Monica Beach warm in May?

Yes, Santa Monica Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Santa Monica Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Santa Monica Beach in May are 13.9. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Santa Monica Beach in May

In May, the beach becomes more crowded as the weather gets warmer and people start to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. While it's not the busiest time of the year, you'll notice a significant increase in visitors compared to the previous months.

Temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 14°C (58°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Santa Monica Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.9 per day in Santa Monica Beach. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 10.9 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 Santa Monica Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 17.7°C (63.9°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in May is 0.4cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 2.3 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Santa Monica Beach in May is 12°C (54°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 82%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.4% in the previous month and 84.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 67.6%. The average relative humidity is 65.3% in the previous month and 72.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 6KM/H (4MPH). The average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 6KM/H (4MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Santa Monica Beach in May is from the South West.

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