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Visiting Cantabria, Spain 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 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cantabria. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cantabria for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Cantabria 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 Cantabria in May?

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

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 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.9 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 Cantabria in May?

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

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

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 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cantabria. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cantabria for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cantabria warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Cantabria in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (60°) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cantabria in May is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Cantabria in May?

The average day light hours per day in Cantabria in May are 14.7. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Temperature in Cantabria in May

The average maximum temperature in Cantabria in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cantabria in May is 14°C (58°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cantabria in May is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cantabria in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.7 per day in Cantabria. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cantabria in May is typically 8.1 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 Cantabria in May

The average sea water temperature in Cantabria 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 Cantabria in May

The average total rainfall in Cantabria in May is 2.3cm (0.9inches) and on average there are 13.9 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cantabria in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cantabria in May is 12°C (54°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10°C (51°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cantabria in May is typically 93.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.8% in the previous month and 93% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cantabria in May is typically 77.1%. The average relative humidity is 77.2% in the previous month and 77.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cantabria in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cantabria in May is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cantabria in May is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 9KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

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

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