May brings cooler weather and less rainfall, making it a great time for sunbathing and beach activities. The sea is still perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular due to the consistent trade winds. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.
May marks the beginning of the winter season in La Reunion, and the weather becomes cooler and wetter. As a result, fewer people visit the beach at La Pointe au Sel, Saint Leu, making it less crowded than in the previous months. However, there may still be some sunny days when locals and tourists decide to spend some time at the beach.
The average maximum temperature in La Pointe au Sel in May is 28°. The average maximum temperature is 29° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.
The average temperature in La Pointe au Sel in May is 24°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.
The average minimum temperature in La Pointe au Sel in May is 21°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.
The average day light hours per day in La Pointe au Sel in May are 11.1 and there are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.
The ultraviolet index in La Pointe au Sel in May is typically 7.3 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.
The average sea water temperature in La Pointe au Sel in May is 26° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.
The average maximum wind speed in La Pointe au Sel in May is typically 27kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 27kmh in the previous month and 29kmh in the next month.
The average wind speed in La Pointe au Sel in May is typically 17kmh. The average wind speed is 15kmh in the previous month and 17kmh in the next month.
The average wind direction in La Pointe au Sel in May is from the East-Southeast.