Weather in New Jersey, United States in May

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

Temperature in New Jersey in May

The average maximum temperature in New Jersey in May is 22°. The average maximum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average temperature in New Jersey 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 New Jersey in May is 12°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

Sunshine in New Jersey in May

The average day light hours per day in New Jersey in May are 14.4 and there are 9 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in New Jersey in May is typically 8.9 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 New Jersey in May

The average sea water temperature in New Jersey in May is 12.8° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in New Jersey in May

The average total rainfall in New Jersey in May is 44.6cm and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New Jersey in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New Jersey in May is 13° which is very comfortable. The dew point is in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New Jersey in May is typically 86.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.5% in the previous month and 87.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New Jersey in May is typically 66.6%. The average relative humidity is 61.4% in the previous month and 67.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New Jersey in May

The average maximum wind speed in New Jersey in May is typically 26kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 29kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in New Jersey in May is typically 11kmh. The average wind speed is 13kmh in the previous month and 10kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in New Jersey in May is from the South West.

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