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Visiting Vancouver, Canada in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.8cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 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 Vancouver. Sea temperatures are a very warm 25°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Vancouver with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Vancouver 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 Vancouver in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.8cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 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 Vancouver in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Vancouver with very warm sea temperatures 25°C (78°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Vancouver?

Yes, May is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Vancouver.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.8cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 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 Vancouver. Sea temperatures are a very warm 25°C (78°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Vancouver with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Vancouver warm in May?

No, Vancouver is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in May is 17°C (63°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (56°) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Vancouver in May?

The average day light hours per day in Vancouver in May are 15.3. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Vancouver in May

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in May is 17°C (63°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Vancouver in May is 10°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Vancouver in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.3 per day in Vancouver. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Vancouver in May is typically 7.6 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 Vancouver in May

The average sea water temperature in Vancouver in May is 25.4°C (77.7°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Vancouver in May

The average total rainfall in Vancouver in May is 9.8cm (3.9inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Vancouver in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Vancouver in May is 10°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 6°C (42°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Vancouver in May is typically 79.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 76% in the previous month and 83% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Vancouver in May is typically 64.8%. The average relative humidity is 62.5% in the previous month and 68.1% in the next month.

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