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Visiting Brittany, France in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 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 Brittany. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). May is too cold for swimming in Brittany for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Brittany in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 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.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Brittany in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Brittany for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Brittany?

Probably not, May is not a good time for a holiday in Brittany.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 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 Brittany. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). May is too cold for swimming in Brittany for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Brittany warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Brittany in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Brittany in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Brittany in May?

The average day light hours per day in Brittany in May are 15.2. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Brittany in May

The average maximum temperature in Brittany in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Brittany in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Brittany in May is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Brittany in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.2 per day in Brittany. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Brittany in May is typically 7.2 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 Brittany in May

The average sea water temperature in Brittany in May is 13.9°C (57.0°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Brittany in May

The average total rainfall in Brittany 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 Brittany in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Brittany in May is 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Brittany in May is typically 96.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.7% in the previous month and 96.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Brittany in May is typically 80.1%. The average relative humidity is 80.1% in the previous month and 79.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Brittany in May

The average maximum wind speed in Brittany in May is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Brittany in May is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Brittany in May is from the North West.

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