May weather forecast
Ocean City, NJ

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Ocean City, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature varying between 57°F (13.9°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a mild 56.1°F (13.4°C) in April, to an enjoyable 64.9°F (18.3°C). The average low-temperature,, is 57°F (13.9°C).

Humidity

May is the most humid month in Ocean City, New Jersey, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

Rainfall

Months with the most rainfall in Ocean City are May and August, with an average 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, May and December are months with snowfall. May is the first month it typically snows in Ocean City. Throughout May, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow. In Ocean City, during the entire year, snow falls for 8 days, and aggregates up to 0.63" (16mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Ocean City is 55.9°F (13.3°C).
Note: Swimming in 55.9°F (13.3°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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 14.4h.

Sunshine

In Ocean City, the average sunshine in May is 9.2h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Ocean City are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Ocean City?

The most humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

What is the average humidity in May in Ocean City?

The average relative humidity in May in Ocean City is 81%.

What is the rainiest month in Ocean City?

The wettest months are May and August, with an average 0.79" (20mm) of rainfall.

How many days does it rain in May in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, New Jersey, in May, it is raining for 11.4 days, with typically 0.79" (20mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Ocean City?

May is the first month it typically snows in Ocean City, New Jersey. Throughout May, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in May in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, New Jersey, in May, the average water temperature is 55.9°F (13.3°C). Swimming in 55.9°F (13.3°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 Ocean City have in May?

In Ocean City, the average length of the day in May is 14.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, New Jersey, the average sunshine in May is 9.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Ocean City?

Months with the highest UV index in Ocean City, New Jersey, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Ocean City?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average temperature in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average high temperature in May: 18.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (26.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (4.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 13.9°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (22.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-0.4°C).

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Average pressure in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average pressure in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1019.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average wind speed in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average wind speed in May: 16.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (20.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (13.7km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average humidity in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average humidity in May: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average rainfall in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average rainfall in May: 20mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are May and August (20mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (9mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average rainfall days in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (5.7 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average snowfall in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average snowfall in May: 1mm

Months with the highest snowfall are January and February (5mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average snowfall days in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.7 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average sea temperature in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average sea temperature in May: 13.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (4.6°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average daylight in May: 14.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average sunshine days in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (22.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (15.1 days).

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Average UV index in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average UV index in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average cloud cover in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average cloud cover in May: 40

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in May
Ocean City, NJ

Average visibility in May - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is May (9km).

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