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Visiting Playa Virador, Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 17.4cm (6.9inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Playa Virador. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Virador with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Playa Virador in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

May marks the beginning of the rainy season at Playa Virador, but there are still plenty of sunny days for beach activities. Swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling can still be enjoyed, although the water may be slightly less clear due to increased rainfall. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing may be less consistent but still possible on some days. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Playa Virador in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Playa Virador.

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 17.4cm (6.9inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Playa Virador in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Virador with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (83°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Playa Virador?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Playa Virador.

May has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 17.4cm (6.9inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Playa Virador. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Virador with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Playa Virador warm in May?

Yes, Playa Virador is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Playa Virador in May is 33°C (92°F). The average maximum temperature is 35°C (95°) in the previous month and 31°C (89°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa Virador in May is 28°C (83°F). The average temperature is 29°C (84°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Playa Virador in May?

The average day light hours per day in Playa Virador in May are 12.6. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Playa Virador in May

May marks the beginning of the rainy season in Costa Rica, and the crowds at Playa Virador begin to thin out. The weather can be unpredictable, with sunny mornings followed by afternoon rainstorms. There are no major holidays or events during this month, so the beach is generally less crowded.

Temperature in Playa Virador in May

The average maximum temperature in Playa Virador in May is 33°C (92°F). The average maximum temperature is 35°C (95°F) in the previous month and 31°C (89°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa Virador in May is 28°C (83°F). The average temperature is 29°C (84°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Playa Virador in May is 24°C (75°F). The minimum temperature is 24°C (74°F) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Playa Virador in May

During May the average day light hours are 12.6 per day in Playa Virador. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Playa Virador in May is typically 14.1 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 Playa Virador in May

The average sea water temperature in Playa Virador in May is 28.4°C (83.1°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Playa Virador in May

The average total rainfall in Playa Virador in May is 17.4cm (6.9inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Playa Virador in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Playa Virador in May is 23°C (74°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Playa Virador in May is typically 88.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 77.8% in the previous month and 93.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Playa Virador in May is typically 66.1%. The average relative humidity is 49.8% in the previous month and 75.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Playa Virador in May

The average maximum wind speed in Playa Virador in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Playa Virador in May is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 8KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Playa Virador in May is from the South East.

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