Weather in South Carolina, United States in May

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Visiting South Carolina, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.7 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 South Carolina. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). May is a good month for swimming in South Carolina with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting South Carolina in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in South Carolina in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in South Carolina.

May has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.7 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 South Carolina in May?

Yes, May is a good month for swimming in South Carolina with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in South Carolina?

Yes, May is a great time for a holiday in South Carolina.

May has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.7 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 South Carolina. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). May is a good month for swimming in South Carolina with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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Is South Carolina warm in May?

Yes, South Carolina is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in South Carolina in May is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (75°) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in South Carolina in May is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is South Carolina in May?

The average day light hours per day in South Carolina in May are 13.8. The sunshine percentage is 57.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in South Carolina in May

The average maximum temperature in South Carolina in May is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (75°F) in the previous month and 31°C (88°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in South Carolina in May is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in South Carolina in May is 19°C (66°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in South Carolina in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.8 per day in South Carolina. The sunshine percentage is 57.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in South Carolina in May is typically 10.5 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 South Carolina in May

The average sea water temperature in South Carolina in May is 22.1°C (71.8°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in South Carolina in May

The average total rainfall in South Carolina in May is 9.1cm (3.6inches) and on average there are 8.7 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in South Carolina in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in South Carolina in May is 20°C (68°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in South Carolina in May is typically 92.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.1% in the previous month and 92.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in South Carolina in May is typically 74.4%. The average relative humidity is 72.7% in the previous month and 75% in the next month.

Wind Speed in South Carolina in May

The average maximum wind speed in South Carolina in May is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 27KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in South Carolina in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in South Carolina in May is from the South.

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