Weather in New Jersey, United States in May

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Visiting New Jersey, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in New Jersey. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). 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.

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Can you sunbathe in New Jersey in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in New Jersey.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in New Jersey in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in New Jersey for any length of time, with the sea water at 13°C (55°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is May a good time to holiday in New Jersey?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in New Jersey.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in New Jersey. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). May is too cold for swimming in New Jersey for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is New Jersey warm in May?

Yes, New Jersey is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in New Jersey in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Jersey in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is New Jersey in May?

The average day light hours per day in New Jersey in May are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in New Jersey in May

The average maximum temperature in New Jersey in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Jersey in May is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New Jersey in May is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New Jersey in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in New Jersey. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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°C (55.0°F) 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 8.2cm (3.2inches) and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in May making it a pretty 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°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) 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 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

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

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