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Visiting Kato Zakros Bay, Crete, Greece in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a great time for sunbathing in Kato Zakros Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Kato Zakros Bay for prolonged periods of time.

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

In May, the weather is warm and sunny, with minimal rain and wind. The sea temperature continues to rise, making swimming, snorkeling, and diving popular activities. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing may still be limited due to the wind conditions, but sunbathing, beach walks, and exploring the nearby archaeological sites are enjoyable. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Kato Zakros Bay in May?

Yes, May is a great time for sunbathing in Kato Zakros Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Kato Zakros Bay in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Kato Zakros Bay for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Kato Zakros Bay?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a great time for sunbathing in Kato Zakros Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Kato Zakros Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Kato Zakros Bay warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 24°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Kato Zakros Bay in May?

The average day light hours per day in Kato Zakros Bay in May are 14. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Kato Zakros Bay in May

May is a popular month for tourists to visit Crete, and the beach at Kato Zakros Bay starts to see more visitors. The weather is warm and sunny, making it ideal for beach activities. Although there are no significant public holidays or special events during this month, the increase in tourists results in a moderate level of crowding on the beach.

Temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May

The average maximum temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 24°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 16°C (60°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Kato Zakros Bay in May

During May the average day light hours are 14 per day in Kato Zakros Bay. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.9hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Kato Zakros Bay in May is typically 9.8 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 Kato Zakros Bay in May

The average sea water temperature in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 17.5°C (63.5°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Kato Zakros Bay in May

The average total rainfall in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 2.8cm (1.1inches) and on average there are 4.1 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Kato Zakros Bay in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Kato Zakros Bay in May is 17°C (62°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 20°C (20°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Kato Zakros Bay in May is typically 84.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 83.8% in the previous month and 81.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Kato Zakros Bay in May is typically 67.6%. The average relative humidity is 65.9% in the previous month and 65.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Kato Zakros Bay in May

The average maximum wind speed in Kato Zakros Bay in May is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). 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 Kato Zakros Bay in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 17KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kato Zakros Bay in May is from the West-Northwest.

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