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Visiting Playa Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula, 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 33% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.1 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 not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Playa Santa Teresa. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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

May marks the beginning of the rainy season in Playa Santa Teresa, with occasional showers and cloudy skies. However, there are still many sunny days to enjoy the beach, swimming, and sunbathing. Surfing conditions may vary, but the waves are generally consistent. Snorkeling and diving visibility may be reduced due to the increased rainfall. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Playa Santa Teresa in May?

Yes, May is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Playa Santa Teresa.

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 33% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.1 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 Santa Teresa in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (82°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Playa Santa Teresa?

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

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 33% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.1 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 not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Playa Santa Teresa. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Playa Santa Teresa warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa in May?

The average day light hours per day in Playa Santa Teresa in May are 12.6. The sunshine percentage is 33% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.1 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Playa Santa Teresa in May

May marks the beginning of the wet season in Playa Santa Teresa, and the crowds at the beach significantly decrease. The weather can be unpredictable, with occasional rain showers, but the beach is much quieter and more peaceful during this month. There are no major public holidays or special events in May.

Temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in May

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa in May

During May the average day light hours are 12.6 per day in Playa Santa Teresa. The sunshine percentage is 33% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Playa Santa Teresa in May is typically 14.4 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 Santa Teresa in May

The average sea water temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in May is 28°C (82.4°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa in May

The average total rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa in May

The average maximum wind speed in Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa in May is from the South East.

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