Weather in Cape May Beach, Cape May, United States in May

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May is a warm and dry time for sunbathing in Cape May Beach. 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. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Cape May Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 21°. The average maximum temperature is 16° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 17°. The average temperature ranges is 12° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape May Beach in May is 13°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape May Beach in May

The average day light hours per day in Cape May Beach in May are 14.3 and there are 9.4 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

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° 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 10.2cm and on average there are 9.1 rainy days in May making it a dry 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° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is in the previous month and 19° 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 25kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 28kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape May Beach in May is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 15kmh in the previous month and 11kmh in the next month.

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

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