Weather in Alberta, Canada in May

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Visiting Alberta, Canada in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.6cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Alberta. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). May is too cold for swimming in Alberta for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Alberta in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Alberta in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Alberta.

May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.6cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Alberta in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Alberta for any length of time, with the sea water at 7°C (45°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Alberta?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Alberta.

May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.6cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Alberta. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). May is too cold for swimming in Alberta for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Alberta warm in May?

No, Alberta is too cold for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Alberta in May is 13°C (55°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Alberta in May is 6°C (43°F). The average temperature is 1°C (34°F) in the previous month and 10°C (50°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Alberta in May?

The average day light hours per day in Alberta in May are 15.7. The sunshine percentage is 50.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Temperature in Alberta in May

The average maximum temperature in Alberta in May is 13°C (55°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Alberta in May is 6°C (43°F). The average temperature is 1°C (34°F) in the previous month and 10°C (50°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Alberta in May is -1°C (31°F). The minimum temperature is -5°C (23°F) in the previous month and 4°C (38°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Alberta in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.7 per day in Alberta. The sunshine percentage is 50.3% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Alberta in May is typically 8.1 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.

Sea Temperature in Alberta in May

The average sea water temperature in Alberta in May is 7°C (44.6°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Alberta in May

The average total rainfall in Alberta in May is 4.6cm (1.8inches) and on average there are 14 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Alberta in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Alberta in May is 2°C (36°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -2°C (28°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Alberta in May is typically 91.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 90% in the previous month and 92.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Alberta in May is typically 66.7%. The average relative humidity is 67.4% in the previous month and 68.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Alberta in May

The average maximum wind speed in Alberta in May is typically 21KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

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

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

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