May weather forecast and climate
Southern Shores, NC

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Southern Shores, is a pleasant month, with average temperature varying between 63.5°F (17.5°C) and 69.6°F (20.9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an enjoyable 61.5°F (16.4°C) in April, to a pleasant 69.6°F (20.9°C). The average low-temperature, in Southern Shores, is 63.5°F (17.5°C).

Humidity

The most humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 80%.

Rainfall

In Southern Shores, during 18 rainfall days, 3.03" (77mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 173.9 rainfall days, and 37.24" (946mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, snow does not fall in April through November.

Ocean temperature

In Southern Shores, 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

In May, the average length of the day is 14.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Southern Shores?

In May, the average high-temperature is 69.6°F (20.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.5°F (17.5°C).

What is the most humid month in Southern Shores?

May is the most humid month in Southern Shores, North Carolina, with an average relative humidity of 80%.

What is the average humidity in May in Southern Shores?

The average relative humidity in May in Southern Shores, North Carolina, is 80%.

How much does it rain in Southern Shores in May?

In May, in Southern Shores, North Carolina, the rain falls for 18 days. Throughout May, 3.03" (77mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Southern Shores?

April through November are months without snowfall in Southern Shores, North Carolina.

How cold is the water in May in Southern Shores?

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, in May, the average water temperature is 62.1°F (16.7°C). 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).

What is the average length of the day in May in Southern Shores?

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, the average length of the day in May is 14.1h.

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

In Southern Shores, North Carolina, the average sunshine in May is 9.9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Southern Shores?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Southern Shores is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average temperature in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 69.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 63.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (76.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40.3°F).

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Average pressure in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average pressure in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96").

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Average wind speed in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average wind speed in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average wind speed in May: 11.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (14mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.9mph).

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Average humidity in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average humidity in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average humidity in May: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are October and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average rainfall in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.03"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.24").

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Average rainfall days in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average rainfall days in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (11.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average snowfall in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.28").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average snowfall days in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.4 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Southern Shores, NC

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine 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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 5.4).

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Average sunshine days in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average sunshine days in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average sunshine days in May: 10.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (17.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (10.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average UV index in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average cloud cover in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 44).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in May
Southern Shores, NC

Average visibility in May - Southern Shores, NC
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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