Weather in Kent, United Kingdom in May

So you're interested in going to Kent, United Kingdom in May

May is a cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Kent and not really recommended. May is too cold for swimming in Kent for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Kent in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Kent in May

The average maximum temperature in Kent in May is 16°. The average maximum temperature is 13° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in Kent in May is 13°. The average temperature ranges is 11° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kent in May is 11°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

Sunshine in Kent in May

The average day light hours per day in Kent in May are 15.6 and there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Kent in May is typically 6.6 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Kent in May

The average sea water temperature in Kent in May is 14.5° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Kent in May

The average total rainfall in Kent in May is 0.1cm and on average there are 11.2 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kent in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kent in May is 11° which is very comfortable. The dew point is in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Kent in May is typically 88.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.3% in the previous month and 87.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kent in May is typically 74.7%. The average relative humidity is 74.8% in the previous month and 74.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kent in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kent in May is typically 32kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 31kmh in the previous month and 30kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kent in May is typically 22kmh. The average wind speed is 21kmh in the previous month and 21kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kent in May is from the West-Southwest.

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