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Visiting Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Bay, United Kingdom in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Porthmeor Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). May is too cold for swimming in Porthmeor Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May brings warmer weather and more sunshine to Porthmeor Beach, making it a more enjoyable time for sunbathing and beach activities. The sea is still cool, but swimming becomes more popular as the water temperature begins to rise. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are still popular activities during this month, as the winds and waves continue to provide good conditions for water sports enthusiasts. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Porthmeor Beach in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Porthmeor Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Porthmeor Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Porthmeor Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 12°C (53°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Porthmeor Beach?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Porthmeor Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Porthmeor Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). May is too cold for swimming in Porthmeor Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Porthmeor Beach warm in May?

No, Porthmeor Beach is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Porthmeor Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Porthmeor Beach in May are 15.4. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Porthmeor Beach in May

May sees a further increase in visitors to Porthmeor Beach, particularly during the two bank holidays (Early May Bank Holiday and Spring Bank Holiday). The beach may be busier during these times, but overall, the crowds remain manageable.

Temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Porthmeor Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.4 per day in Porthmeor Beach. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Porthmeor Beach in May is typically 6.8 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Porthmeor Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Porthmeor Beach in May is 11.7°C (53.1°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Porthmeor Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Porthmeor Beach in May is 0.8cm (0.3inches) and on average there are 15.5 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Porthmeor Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Porthmeor Beach in May is 11°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Porthmeor Beach in May is typically 96.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 96.1% in the previous month and 96.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Porthmeor Beach in May is typically 84.3%. The average relative humidity is 83.8% in the previous month and 83.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Porthmeor Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Porthmeor Beach in May is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Porthmeor Beach in May is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Porthmeor Beach in May is from the North West.

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