Blackpool
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Blackpool, United Kingdom

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderate month in Blackpool, United Kingdom, with average temperature varying between 7.4°C (45.3°F) and 15.5°C (59.9°F).

Temperature

In Blackpool, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a fresh 12.1°C (53.8°F) in April, to a moderate 15.5°C (59.9°F). The average low-temperature, in May, is 7.4°C (45.3°F).

Rainfall

In Blackpool, United Kingdom, in May, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 54.1mm (2.1") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Blackpool, there are 194 rainfall days, and 882.7mm (34.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Blackpool, in May, the average water temperature is 11°C (51.8°F).
Note: Swimming in 11°C (51.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Blackpool is 16h.

Sunshine

May has the most sunshine of the year in Blackpool, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

In Blackpool, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in May in Blackpool?

In May, the average high-temperature is 15.5°C (59.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 7.4°C (45.3°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Blackpool?

In Blackpool, United Kingdom, in May, during 15 rainfall days, 54.1mm (2.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in May in Blackpool?

In Blackpool, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in May is 11°C (51.8°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Blackpool?

In Blackpool, the average length of the day in May is 16h.

What month has the most sunshine in Blackpool?

The month with the most sunshine in Blackpool, United Kingdom, is May, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Blackpool?

The average sunshine in May in Blackpool, United Kingdom, is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Blackpool?

In Blackpool, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 15.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (7.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 7.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (1.7°C).

Average rainfall in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 54.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (103.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (52.3mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, November and December (19 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (13 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in May: 11°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (16.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (7.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in May: 16h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.6h).

Average UV index in May - Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).