Weather in Carmel, United States in May

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Visiting Carmel, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.7cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.5 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 not a good time for sunbathing in Carmel. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Carmel for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Carmel 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 Carmel in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.7cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.5 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.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Carmel in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Carmel for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Carmel?

Yes, May is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Carmel.

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.7cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.5 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 not a good time for sunbathing in Carmel. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Carmel for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Carmel warm in May?

No, Carmel is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Carmel in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°) in the previous month and 19°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carmel in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Carmel in May?

The average day light hours per day in Carmel in May are 14.1. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

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Temperature in Carmel in May

The average maximum temperature in Carmel in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 19°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carmel in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Carmel in May is 10°C (50°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Carmel in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.1 per day in Carmel. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Carmel in May is typically 9.9 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 Carmel in May

The average sea water temperature in Carmel in May is 16.4°C (61.5°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Carmel in May

The average total rainfall in Carmel in May is 2.7cm (1.1inches) and on average there are 3.5 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Carmel in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Carmel in May is 10°C (50°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Carmel in May is typically 86.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 86% in the previous month and 88.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Carmel in May is typically 71.6%. The average relative humidity is 70% in the previous month and 73.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Carmel in May

The average maximum wind speed in Carmel in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Carmel in May is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Carmel in May is from the West-Southwest.

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