Weather in Virginia, United States in May

So you're interested in going to Virginia, United States in May

May is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Virginia. May is a good month for swimming in Virginia with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Virginia in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Virginia in May

The average maximum temperature in Virginia in May is 25°. The average maximum temperature is 21° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average temperature in Virginia in May is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 15° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Virginia in May is 15°. The minimum temperature is 10° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

Sunshine in Virginia in May

The average day light hours per day in Virginia in May are 14.1 and there are 9.9 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Virginia 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 Virginia in May

The average sea water temperature in Virginia in May is 23.6° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Virginia in May

The average total rainfall in Virginia in May is 86.3cm and on average there are 12.6 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Virginia in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Virginia in May is 16° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 11° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Virginia in May is typically 87.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 83.8% in the previous month and 87.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Virginia in May is typically 69.2%. The average relative humidity is 64% in the previous month and 69.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Virginia in May

The average maximum wind speed in Virginia in May is typically 27kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 26kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Virginia in May is typically 14kmh. The average wind speed is 16kmh in the previous month and 12kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Virginia in May is from the South.

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