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Visiting Ocean Beach, San Francisco, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.1 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 Ocean Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May offers more consistent sunny days and warmer weather at Ocean Beach. The water temperature begins to rise, but swimming can still be chilly. Surfing remains popular, and sunbathing becomes even more enjoyable as the weather continues to improve. Windsurfing and kitesurfing also become more popular during this month due to increased wind activity. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Ocean Beach in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.1 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 Ocean Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Ocean Beach?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.1 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 Ocean Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Ocean Beach warm in May?

Yes, Ocean Beach is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 20°C (67°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (65°) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 15°C (60°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Ocean Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Ocean Beach in May are 14.2. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright.

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Crowds in Ocean Beach in May

In May, temperatures continue to rise with an average high of 66°F (19°C). The beach becomes more popular, and you can expect to see more people enjoying the sun and sand. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and the beach may see a spike in visitors during this time.

Temperature in Ocean Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 20°C (67°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 15°C (60°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Ocean Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.2 per day in Ocean Beach. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Ocean Beach in May is typically 9.6 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 Ocean Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Ocean Beach in May is 15.6°C (60.1°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Ocean Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Ocean Beach in May is 0.8cm (0.3inches) and on average there are 3.1 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Ocean Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Ocean Beach in May is 10°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Ocean Beach in May is typically 85.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.9% in the previous month and 85.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Ocean Beach in May is typically 68.3%. The average relative humidity is 68.6% in the previous month and 69% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Ocean Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Ocean Beach in May is typically 43KM/H (27MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 41KM/H (26MPH) in the previous month and 43KM/H (26MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Ocean Beach in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Ocean Beach in May is from the West.

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