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Visiting Sandy Bay, Gibraltar in May

May is one of the best months to visit Sandy Bay for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time.

Also consider visiting Sandy Bay in one of the other best months of June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

May is when the beach season truly begins in Sandy Bay. The weather is warm and sunny, making sunbathing and beach activities more enjoyable. Swimming is still a bit chilly, but snorkeling, diving, and other water sports become more popular as the sea temperature gradually rises. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Sandy Bay in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Sandy Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Sandy Bay in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Sandy Bay?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Sandy Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Sandy Bay warm in May?

Yes, Sandy Bay is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (67°) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Sandy Bay in May?

The average day light hours per day in Sandy Bay in May are 14.1. The sunshine percentage is 64% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Sandy Bay in May

May marks the beginning of the beach season in Gibraltar, with average temperatures around 19°C (66°F). Sandy Bay becomes moderately crowded as more people start visiting the beach for swimming and sunbathing. There are no public holidays or special events affecting the beach crowds in May.

Temperature in Sandy Bay in May

The average maximum temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (67°F) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Sandy Bay in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.1 per day in Sandy Bay. The sunshine percentage is 64% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Sandy Bay in May is typically 9.7 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 Sandy Bay in May

The average sea water temperature in Sandy Bay in May is 17.4°C (63.3°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Sandy Bay in May

The average total rainfall in Sandy Bay in May is 1.4cm (0.6inches) and on average there are 5.8 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Sandy Bay in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Sandy Bay in May is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Sandy Bay in May is typically 86.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.2% in the previous month and 88.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Sandy Bay in May is typically 69.7%. The average relative humidity is 72.5% in the previous month and 71.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Sandy Bay in May

The average maximum wind speed in Sandy Bay in May is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 31KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Sandy Bay in May is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 17KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Sandy Bay in May is from the South.

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