Bournemouth
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The last month of the spring, May, is a comfortable month in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, with average temperature ranging between min 7.2°C (45°F) and max 17°C (62.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a moderate 13.5°C (56.3°F) in April, to a comfortable 17°C (62.6°F). The average low-temperature, in Bournemouth, is 7.2°C (45°F).

Rainfall

In Bournemouth, during May, the rain falls for 8.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 49.5mm (1.9") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, there are 120.4 rainfall days, and 835.2mm (32.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Bournemouth, in May, the average water temperature is 11.4°C (52.5°F).
Note: Swimming in 11.4°C (52.5°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 Bournemouth, the average length of the day is 15.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Bournemouth is 7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. 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 Bournemouth?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, is 17°C (62.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 7.2°C (45°F).

How much does it rain in Bournemouth in May?

In May, the rain falls for 8.8 days. Throughout May, 49.5mm (1.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Bournemouth?

In Bournemouth, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in May is 11.4°C (52.5°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 Bournemouth?

In Bournemouth, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in May is 15.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Bournemouth have in May?

In Bournemouth, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Bournemouth?

Months with the highest UV index in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Bournemouth?

In Bournemouth, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 17°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (22.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (8.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 7.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (11.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (1.2°C).

Average rainfall in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 49.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (100.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (47.8mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 8.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (7.3 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in May: 11.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (17.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (8.7°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in May: 15.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 7.7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.9h).

Average UV index in May - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • 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, November and December (UV index 1).