May weather forecast
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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Weather in May

May signifies the transition from spring to summer in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The highest temperature is 61.9°F (16.6°C) while the minimum temperature is 50°F (10°C). An increase in temperature and a decrease in rainfall mark the onset of the warmer months. Sunshine hours continue to increase, providing ample opportunities for sunbathing and beach visits. A gradual increase in wind speed can also be observed in May.

Temperature

In May, Carmel-by-the-Sea experiences a barely noticeable shift in meteorological conditions, with average high-temperatures moving from 60.1°F (15.6°C) in April to a still refreshing 61.9°F (16.6°C). In the month of May, Carmel-by-the-Sea experiences an average low-temperature of 50°F (10°C).

Humidity

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average relative humidity in May is 78%.

Rainfall

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in May, during 4.2 rainfall days, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, during the entire year, the rain falls for 70 days and collects up to 11.93" (303mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).
Note: Diving into 54.1°F (12.3°C) when it's under 50°F (10°C) can cause immediate cold shock symptoms, marked by hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average length of the day in May is 14h and 8min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:13 am and sunset at 7:56 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:20 pm PDT.

Sunshine

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The UV index of 4 during May translates into the following guidance:
Take care. Persons with lighter skin might suffer burns in less than 30 minutes. Direct Sun exposure should be minimized especially during midday when radiation is most intense. To mitigate harm from sun exposure, pick sunglasses offering UVA and UVB defense.
Updated: Feb 9, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Carmel-by-the-Sea in May?

The high-temperature in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, during May is 61.9°F (16.6°C) and the low-temperature is 50°F (10°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

In May, the average relative humidity in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is 78%.

How many days does it rain in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, in May, during 4.2 rainfall days, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average seawater temperature in May is 54.1°F (12.3°C). Swimming in 54.1°F (12.3°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Carmel-by-the-Sea have in May?

The average day length in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is 14h and 8min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

On the first day of May in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, sunrise is at 6:13 am and sunset at 7:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:20 pm PDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average sunshine duration in May is 10.6h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average temperature in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average high temperature in May: 61.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (69.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (57°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 50°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (55.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (46.9°F).

Average pressure in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average pressure in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average pressure in May: 29.99"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June, August and September (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average wind speed in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.2mph).

Average humidity in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average humidity in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (70%).

Average rainfall in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average rainfall in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.47"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.48").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.04").

Average rainfall days in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average rainfall days in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (1.3 days).

Average sea temperature in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average sea temperature in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average sea temperature in May: 54.2°F

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (58.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (53.8°F).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 54min).

Average sunshine days in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average sunshine days in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 24.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (27.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (17.3 days).

Average UV index in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average UV index in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average UV index in May: 4

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 5).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average cloud cover in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 27

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 35).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 13).

Average visibility in May
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Average visibility in May - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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