Bodega Bay
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Bodega Bay, CA

Ocean temperature

In Bodega Bay, California, the average seawater temperature in May is 52.5°F (11.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.


The average length of the day in May is 14.3h.

What is the water temperature in May in Bodega Bay?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Bodega Bay is 52.5°F (11.4°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), 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 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Bodega Bay have in May?

In Bodega Bay, the average length of the day in May is 14.3h.
Average sea temperature in May - Bodega Bay, CA
  • Average sea temperature in May: 52.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (56.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is June (51.6°F).

Average daylight in May - Bodega Bay, CA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).