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Visiting East Sussex, United Kingdom in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in East Sussex. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (56°F). May is too cold for swimming in East Sussex for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in East Sussex in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in East Sussex.

May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in East Sussex in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in East Sussex for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (56°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in East Sussex?

Probably not, May is not a good time for a holiday in East Sussex.

May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in East Sussex. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (56°F). May is too cold for swimming in East Sussex for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is East Sussex warm in May?

No, East Sussex is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in East Sussex in May is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (56°) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in East Sussex in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 10°C (51°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is East Sussex in May?

The average day light hours per day in East Sussex in May are 15.5. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in East Sussex in May

The average maximum temperature in East Sussex in May is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in East Sussex in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 10°C (51°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in East Sussex in May is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in East Sussex in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.5 per day in East Sussex. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in East Sussex in May is typically 6.7 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 East Sussex in May

The average sea water temperature in East Sussex in May is 13.5°C (56.3°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in East Sussex in May

The average total rainfall in East Sussex in May is 0.5cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 10.9 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in East Sussex in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in East Sussex in May is 11°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in East Sussex in May is typically 87.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.5% in the previous month and 87.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in East Sussex in May is typically 75.5%. The average relative humidity is 75.7% in the previous month and 75.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in East Sussex in May

The average maximum wind speed in East Sussex in May is typically 31KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in East Sussex in May is typically 21KM/H (13MPH). The average wind speed is 20KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in East Sussex in May is from the South-Southwest.

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