Brighton
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brown sandy shores of Brighton Beach in the United Kingdom, with a background view of the city buildings, and people scattered on the shore
Brown sandy shores of Brighton Beach in the United Kingdom, with a background view of the city buildings, and people scattered on the shore
May, the last month of the spring, in Brighton, is an enjoyable month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 16°C (60.8°F) and an average low of 9°C (48.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a cool 12°C (53.6°F) in April, to an enjoyable 16°C (60.8°F). In Brighton, United Kingdom, the average low-temperature is 9°C (48.2°F).

Rainfall

In Brighton, during May, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 56mm (2.2") of precipitation. In Brighton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 167 days and collects up to 851mm (33.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Brighton, in May, the average water temperature is 11.5°C (52.7°F).
Note: Swimming in 11.5°C (52.7°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are May through August, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Brighton, United Kingdom. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk 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 and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in May in Brighton?

In May, in Brighton, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature is 16°C (60.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 9°C (48.2°F).

How much does it rain in Brighton in May?

In May, in Brighton, United Kingdom, the rain falls for 14 days. Throughout May, 56mm (2.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Brighton?

In May, the average sea temperature in Brighton, United Kingdom, is 11.5°C (52.7°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 Brighton?

The average length of the day in May is 15.5h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Brighton?

May through August, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Brighton.

How long on average sun shines in May in Brighton?

In Brighton, United Kingdom, the average sunshine in May is 7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Brighton?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Brighton?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Brighton, United Kingdom, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 16°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 9°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (14°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (3°C).

Average rainfall in May - Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 56mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (105mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (50mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (18 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (10 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in May: 11.5°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 (8.3°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Brighton, 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: 8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May, June, July and August (Average sunshine: 7h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 2).

Average UV index in May - Brighton, 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).