Morehead City
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Morehead City, NC

Ocean temperature

In Morehead City, North Carolina, in Mayo, the average water temperature is 72.1°F (22.3°C).
Note: A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 72.1°F (22.3°C) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 82.4°F (28°C).)


The average length of the day in Mayo in Morehead City is 14h.

What is the water temperature in Mayo in Morehead City?

In Mayo, the average ocean temperature is 72.1°F (22.3°C). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 72.1°F (22.3°C).

How many hours of daylight does Morehead City have in Mayo?

In Mayo, the average length of the day in Morehead City, North Carolina, is 14h.
Average sea temperature in May - Morehead City, NC
  • Average sea temperature in May: 72.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (83.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (61.3°F).

Average daylight in May - Morehead City, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).