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Visiting Cape Cod Beach, Cape Cod, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Cod Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (51°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cape Cod Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May is a beautiful time to visit Cape Cod Beach, with warmer temperatures and blooming flowers. While the water may still be too cold for swimming, sunbathing and beach activities like beach volleyball or frisbee are enjoyable. Water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing may be possible, but wetsuits are recommended. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Cod Beach in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Cod Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

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Can you swim in Cape Cod Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Cape Cod Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 11°C (51°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Cape Cod Beach?

Probably not, May is not a good time for a holiday in Cape Cod Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Cod Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (51°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cape Cod Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Cod Beach warm in May?

No, Cape Cod Beach is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape Cod Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Cod Beach in May are 14.6. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Cape Cod Beach in May

May marks the beginning of the warmer months in Cape Cod, with temperatures ranging from 46°F (8°C) to 63°F (17°C). The beach starts to see more visitors, especially during the Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start of the summer season. However, the crowds are still relatively manageable during this month.

Temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Cod Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.6 per day in Cape Cod Beach. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Cod Beach in May is typically 8.4 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 Cape Cod Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Cape Cod Beach in May is 10.8°C (51.4°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Cape Cod Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Cape Cod Beach in May is 9.4cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 15.5 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Cod Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Cod Beach in May is 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Cod Beach in May is typically 93.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.5% in the previous month and 94.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Cod Beach in May is typically 79.4%. The average relative humidity is 73.6% in the previous month and 81.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Cod Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Cod Beach in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Cod Beach in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Cod Beach in May is from the South-Southwest.

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