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Visiting Ocean County, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 11.2cm (4.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Ocean County. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Ocean County for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Ocean County in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Ocean County.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 11.2cm (4.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Ocean County in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Ocean County for any length of time, with the sea water at 12°C (54°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Ocean County?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 11.2cm (4.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Ocean County. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Ocean County for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Ocean County warm in May?

Yes, Ocean County is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Ocean County in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean County in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Ocean County in May?

The average day light hours per day in Ocean County in May are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Ocean County in May

The average maximum temperature in Ocean County in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean County in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Ocean County in May is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Ocean County in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in Ocean County. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Ocean County in May is typically 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 Ocean County in May

The average sea water temperature in Ocean County in May is 12°C (53.6°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Ocean County in May

The average total rainfall in Ocean County in May is 11.2cm (4.4inches) and on average there are 11 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Ocean County in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Ocean County in May is 12°C (54°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Ocean County in May is typically 89%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.1% in the previous month and 87.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Ocean County in May is typically 66.9%. The average relative humidity is 65.3% in the previous month and 65.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Ocean County in May

The average maximum wind speed in Ocean County in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Ocean County in May is typically 9KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 8KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

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

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