Southern Shores
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Southern Shores, NC

Ocean temperature

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, in May, the average water temperature is 62.1°F (16.7°C).
Note: Swimming in 62.1°F (16.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 14.1h.

How cold is the water in May in Southern Shores?

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, the average seawater temperature in May is 62.1°F (16.7°C). For most, swimming in 62.1°F (16.7°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

How many hours of daylight does Southern Shores have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Southern Shores, North Carolina, is 14.1h.
Average sea temperature in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average sea temperature in May: 62°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (80.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (45.2°F).

Average daylight in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).