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Visiting Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% 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 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.2 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 Freshwater Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (50°F). May is too cold for swimming in Freshwater Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May brings warmer weather and longer days, making it more suitable for sunbathing. However, the water temperature remains cold, so swimming is not recommended. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing continue to be popular, and snorkeling and diving conditions begin to improve. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Freshwater Bay in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Freshwater Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% 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 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.2 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 Freshwater Bay in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Freshwater Bay for any length of time, with the sea water at 10°C (50°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Freshwater Bay?

Probably not, May is not a good time for a holiday in Freshwater Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% 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 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.2 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 Freshwater Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (50°F). May is too cold for swimming in Freshwater Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Freshwater Bay warm in May?

No, Freshwater Bay is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Freshwater Bay in May?

The average day light hours per day in Freshwater Bay in May are 15.5. The sunshine percentage is 51% 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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Crowds in Freshwater Bay in May

May is a busier month at Freshwater Bay, as the warmer weather and two bank holidays (Early May Bank Holiday and Spring Bank Holiday) attract more visitors. The beach is more crowded during this month, but it is still not at its peak.

Temperature in Freshwater Bay in May

The average maximum temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 8°C (46°F). The minimum temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Freshwater Bay in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.5 per day in Freshwater Bay. The sunshine percentage is 51% 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 Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay in May

The average sea water temperature in Freshwater Bay in May is 9.8°C (49.6°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Freshwater Bay in May

The average total rainfall in Freshwater Bay in May is 0.9cm (0.4inches) and on average there are 13.2 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Freshwater Bay in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay in May is typically 95%. The maximum relative humidity is 96.1% in the previous month and 95.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Freshwater Bay in May is typically 75%. The average relative humidity is 76.1% in the previous month and 73.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Freshwater Bay in May

The average maximum wind speed in Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay in May is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Freshwater Bay in May is from the West-Southwest.

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