Weather in New York, United States in May

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May is a warm and very rainy time for sunbathing in New York. May is too cold for swimming in New York for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting New York 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 York in May

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

The average temperature in New York in May is 17°. The average temperature ranges is 11° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

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

Sunshine in New York in May

The average day light hours per day in New York in May are 14.4 and there are 8.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in New York in May is typically 8.8 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 York in May

The average sea water temperature in New York in May is 12° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in New York in May

The average total rainfall in New York in May is 101.8cm and on average there are 14.2 rainy days in May making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New York in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New York in May is 12° 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 York in May is typically 86.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 81.3% in the previous month and 87.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New York in May is typically 68.5%. The average relative humidity is 61.3% in the previous month and 70% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New York in May

The average maximum wind speed in New York in May is typically 33kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 37kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in New York in May is typically 17kmh. The average wind speed is 20kmh in the previous month and 16kmh in the next month.

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

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