Weather in Cote des Basques, Biarritz, France in May

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Visiting Cote des Basques, Biarritz, France in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.8 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cote des Basques. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cote des Basques for prolonged periods of time.

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

May is a lovely month to visit Cote des Basques, with warm and sunny days becoming more frequent. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing continue to be popular, while swimming and sunbathing become more comfortable as water temperatures rise. Snorkeling and diving may also be possible during this month, as the sea becomes calmer. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Cote des Basques in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Cote des Basques.

May has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.8 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cote des Basques in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cote des Basques 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 Cote des Basques?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Cote des Basques.

May has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.8 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cote des Basques. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cote des Basques for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cote des Basques warm in May?

Yes, Cote des Basques is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Cote des Basques in May is 19°C (67°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cote des Basques in May is 15°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Cote des Basques in May?

The average day light hours per day in Cote des Basques in May are 14.7. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Cote des Basques in May

In May, the beach starts to get busier as the weather becomes warmer and sunnier. The French public holiday, Labor Day (May 1st), and Ascension Day may lead to more local visitors, but it is still not extremely crowded.

Temperature in Cote des Basques in May

The average maximum temperature in Cote des Basques in May is 19°C (67°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cote des Basques in May is 15°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cote des Basques in May is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cote des Basques in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.7 per day in Cote des Basques. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cote des Basques in May is typically 8.3 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 Cote des Basques in May

The average sea water temperature in Cote des Basques 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 Cote des Basques in May

The average total rainfall in Cote des Basques in May is 0.8cm (0.3inches) and on average there are 15.8 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cote des Basques in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cote des Basques in May is 13°C (56°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cote des Basques in May is typically 94.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.8% in the previous month and 94.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cote des Basques in May is typically 78.7%. The average relative humidity is 78.4% in the previous month and 79.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cote des Basques in May

The average maximum wind speed in Cote des Basques in May is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cote des Basques in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cote des Basques in May is from the West-Northwest.

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