Weather in Point Sur Beach, Big Sur, United States in May

So you're interested in going to Point Sur Beach, Big Sur, United States in May

May is a slightly cold and very dry time for sunbathing in Point Sur Beach. May is too cold for swimming in Point Sur Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Point Sur 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 Point Sur Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Point Sur Beach in May is 18°. The average maximum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average temperature in Point Sur Beach in May is 14°. The average temperature ranges is 13° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Point Sur Beach in May is 10°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 12° in the next month.

Sunshine in Point Sur Beach in May

The average day light hours per day in Point Sur Beach in May are 14.1 and there are 10.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days.

The ultraviolet index in Point Sur Beach in May is typically 9.9 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 Point Sur Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Point Sur Beach in May is 13.3° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Point Sur Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Point Sur Beach in May is 6.4cm and on average there are 3.5 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Point Sur Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Point Sur Beach in May is 10° which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is in the previous month and 11° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Point Sur Beach in May is typically 86.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 86% in the previous month and 88.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Point Sur Beach in May is typically 71.6%. The average relative humidity is 70% in the previous month and 73.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Point Sur Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Point Sur Beach in May is typically 24kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 23kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Point Sur Beach in May is typically 10kmh. The average wind speed is 10kmh in the previous month and 10kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Point Sur Beach in May is from the West-Southwest.

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