Weather in Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, United States in May

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May is a warm and very dry time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach. May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santa Monica Beach for any length of time. Consider visiting Santa Monica Beach in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 22°. The average maximum temperature is 20° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 18°. The average temperature ranges is 16° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 14°. The minimum temperature is 12° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

Sunshine in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average day light hours per day in Santa Monica Beach in May are 13.9 and there are 9.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 10.9 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 Santa Monica Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Santa Monica Beach in May is 17.7° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in May is 0.4cm and on average there are 2.3 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Santa Monica Beach in May is 12° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 82%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.4% in the previous month and 84.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 67.6%. The average relative humidity is 65.3% in the previous month and 72.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Santa Monica Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 20kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 21kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in May is typically 6kmh. The average wind speed is 7kmh in the previous month and 6kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Santa Monica Beach in May is from the South West.

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