Weather in Channel Islands in May

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Visiting Channel Islands in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°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 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.4 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 Channel Islands. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). 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.

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Can you sunbathe in Channel Islands in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°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 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Channel Islands in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Channel Islands for any length of time, with the sea water at 12°C (53°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is May a good time to holiday in Channel Islands?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Channel Islands.

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°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 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.4 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 Channel Islands. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). May is too cold for swimming in Channel Islands for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Channel Islands warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Channel Islands in May is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Channel Islands in May is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Channel Islands in May?

The average day light hours per day in Channel Islands in May are 15.3. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Channel Islands in May

The average maximum temperature in Channel Islands in May is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Channel Islands in May is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Channel Islands in May is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Channel Islands in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.3 per day in Channel Islands. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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°C (53.4°F) 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 (0.1inches) and on average there are 14.4 rainy days in May making it a pretty 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°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) 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 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

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

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

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