Weather in Kent, United Kingdom in May

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Visiting Kent, 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 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 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 Kent. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). May is too cold for swimming in Kent for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Kent in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 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 Kent in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Kent for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Kent?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 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 Kent. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). May is too cold for swimming in Kent for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Kent warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Kent 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 Kent in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 11°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 Kent in May?

The average day light hours per day in Kent in May are 15.6. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Kent in May

The average maximum temperature in Kent 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 Kent in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kent in May is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Kent in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.6 per day in Kent. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Kent in May is typically 6.6 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 Kent in May

The average sea water temperature in Kent in May is 14°C (57.2°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Kent in May

The average total rainfall in Kent in May is 0.2cm (0.1inches) and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kent in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kent 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 Kent in May is typically 88.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.4% in the previous month and 87.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kent in May is typically 74.6%. The average relative humidity is 74.8% in the previous month and 74.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kent in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kent in May is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kent in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

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

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