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Visiting Monterey State Beach, Monterey, 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 Monterey State Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

The weather in May is generally pleasant, with more sunny days and less rain. The water temperature begins to rise, making swimming and sunbathing more enjoyable. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing remain popular activities, as the wind conditions are still favorable. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Monterey State Beach in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Monterey State Beach.

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.

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Can you swim in Monterey State Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach?

Yes, May is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Monterey State Beach.

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 Monterey State Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Monterey State Beach warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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.

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How sunny is Monterey State Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Monterey State Beach 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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Crowds in Monterey State Beach in May

May sees a further increase in visitors to Monterey State Beach, as the weather continues to warm up. Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for beachgoers, leading to a higher level of crowding during this month.

Temperature in Monterey State Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.1 per day in Monterey State Beach. 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach 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 Monterey State Beach in May is from the West-Southwest.

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