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

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 9.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape May Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cape May Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May is when the beach season begins at Cape May Beach, with warmer weather and more predictable conditions. Swimming is still not recommended, as the water remains quite cold, but sunbathing becomes more enjoyable. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular activities during this month, as the winds provide ideal conditions for these sports. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Cape May Beach in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Cape May Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 9.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Cape May Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Cape May Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Cape May Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 9.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape May Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cape May Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Cape May Beach warm in May?

Yes, Cape May Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape May Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Cape May Beach in May are 14.3. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Cape May Beach in May

In May, Cape May Beach starts to get busier as the weather becomes warmer and more suitable for beach activities. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and the beach sees an increase in visitors during this time. However, the crowds are still manageable and not overwhelming.

Temperature in Cape May Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 13°C (55°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape May Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.3 per day in Cape May Beach. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape May Beach in May is typically 9.1 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 May Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 15.5°C (59.9°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Cape May Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Cape May Beach in May is 7.2cm (2.8inches) and on average there are 9.1 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape May Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape May Beach in May is 14°C (57°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape May Beach in May is typically 87.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 80.6% in the previous month and 89.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape May Beach in May is typically 70.9%. The average relative humidity is 64% in the previous month and 72.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape May Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cape May Beach in May is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape May Beach in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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