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Visiting Basque Country, Spain in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Basque Country. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Basque Country for prolonged periods of time.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Basque Country in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Basque Country.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Basque Country in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Basque Country 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 Basque Country?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Basque Country.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Basque Country. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Basque Country for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Basque Country warm in May?

Yes, Basque Country is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Basque Country in May is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Basque Country in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Basque Country in May?

The average day light hours per day in Basque Country in May are 14.7. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Basque Country in May

The average maximum temperature in Basque Country in May is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Basque Country in May is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Basque Country in May is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Basque Country in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.7 per day in Basque Country. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Basque Country in May is typically 8.2 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 Basque Country in May

The average sea water temperature in Basque Country in May is 17.9°C (64.2°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Basque Country in May

The average total rainfall in Basque Country in May is 0.8cm (0.3inches) and on average there are 14.2 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Basque Country in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Basque Country in May is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Basque Country in May is typically 89.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.6% in the previous month and 89.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Basque Country in May is typically 72%. The average relative humidity is 71.4% in the previous month and 72% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Basque Country in May

The average maximum wind speed in Basque Country in May is typically 20KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 19KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Basque Country in May is from the North-Northwest.

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