Weather in Channel Islands in May

So you're interested in going to Channel Islands in May

May is a very cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Channel Islands, and not recommended. May is too cold for swimming in Channel Islands for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Channel Islands in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Channel Islands in May

The average maximum temperature in Channel Islands in May is 15°. The average maximum temperature is 13° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in Channel Islands in May is 12°. The average temperature ranges is 10° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Channel Islands in May is 10°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 12° in the next month.

Sunshine in Channel Islands in May

The average day light hours per day in Channel Islands in May are 15.3 and there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Channel Islands in May is typically 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 Channel Islands in May

The average sea water temperature in Channel Islands in May is 11.9° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Channel Islands in May

The average total rainfall in Channel Islands in May is 0.3cm and on average there are 14.4 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Channel Islands in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Channel Islands in May is 11° which is very comfortable. The dew point is in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Channel Islands in May is typically 94.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.4% in the previous month and 95% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Channel Islands in May is typically 81.1%. The average relative humidity is 80.9% in the previous month and 80.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Channel Islands in May

The average maximum wind speed in Channel Islands in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 29kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Channel Islands in May is typically 19kmh. The average wind speed is 19kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Channel Islands in May is from the West-Northwest.