Weather in Monterey County, United States in May

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May is a slightly cold and very dry time for sunbathing in Monterey County. May is too cold for swimming in Monterey County for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Monterey County in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Monterey County in May

The average maximum temperature in Monterey County in May is 19°. The average maximum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 21° in the next month.

The average temperature in Monterey County in May is 15°. The average temperature ranges is 13° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Monterey County in May is 11°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 12° in the next month.

Sunshine in Monterey County in May

The average day light hours per day in Monterey County in May are 14.1 and there are 10.2 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 Monterey County 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 Monterey County in May

The average sea water temperature in Monterey County in May is 15.5° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Monterey County in May

The average total rainfall in Monterey County in May is 5.6cm and on average there are 3.6 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Monterey County in May

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

The average maximum relative humidity in Monterey County in May is typically 86.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.7% in the previous month and 88.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Monterey County in May is typically 71.1%. The average relative humidity is 70.2% in the previous month and 72.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Monterey County in May

The average maximum wind speed in Monterey County in May is typically 25kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 25kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Monterey County in May is typically 11kmh. The average wind speed is 10kmh in the previous month and 11kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Monterey County in May is from the West.

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