Weather in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica in May

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May is a hot and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Nicoya Peninsula. May is an excellent month for swimming in Nicoya Peninsula with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Nicoya Peninsula in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Nicoya Peninsula in May

The average maximum temperature in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 32°. The average maximum temperature is 34° in the previous month and 31° in the next month.

The average temperature in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 28°. The average temperature ranges is 28° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 23°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

Sunshine in Nicoya Peninsula in May

The average day light hours per day in Nicoya Peninsula in May are 12.6 and there are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Nicoya Peninsula in May is typically 14.2 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 Nicoya Peninsula in May

The average sea water temperature in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 28.2° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Nicoya Peninsula in May

The average total rainfall in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 16.1cm and on average there are 13.6 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Nicoya Peninsula in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Nicoya Peninsula in May is 23° 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° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Nicoya Peninsula in May is typically 89.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 78.9% in the previous month and 94% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Nicoya Peninsula in May is typically 67.9%. The average relative humidity is 52.1% in the previous month and 76.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Nicoya Peninsula in May

The average maximum wind speed in Nicoya Peninsula in May is typically 24kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 29kmh in the previous month and 21kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Nicoya Peninsula in May is typically 10kmh. The average wind speed is 14kmh in the previous month and 8kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Nicoya Peninsula in May is from the South East.

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