Waves
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Waves, NC

May, the last month of the spring, in Waves, is an agreeable month, with average temperature varying between 66.6°F (19.2°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C).

Temperature

In Waves, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from a comfortable 64.8°F (18.2°C) in April, to a pleasant 71.1°F (21.7°C). In May, in Waves, the average low-temperature is 66.6°F (19.2°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 80%, May is the most humid month in Waves.

Rainfall

In Waves, in May, it is raining for 17.9 days, with typically 4.21" (107mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Waves, there are 193.7 rainfall days, and 46.06" (1170mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Waves snow does not fall in February through December.

Ocean temperature

In Waves, in May, the average water temperature is 66.9°F (19.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 66.9°F (19.4°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

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Waves is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Waves?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Waves, North Carolina, is 71.1°F (21.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 66.6°F (19.2°C).

What is the most humid month in Waves?

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

What is the average humidity in May in Waves?

In Waves, the average relative humidity in May is 80%.

How many days does it rain in May in Waves?

In May, in Waves, the rain falls for 17.9 days. Throughout May, 4.21" (107mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Waves?

February through December are months without snowfall in Waves.

How cold is the water in May in Waves?

In May, the average ocean temperature is 66.9°F (19.4°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 66.9°F (19.4°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the average length of the day in May in Waves?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Waves?

In Waves, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Waves?

In Waves, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Waves, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 71.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (54.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 66.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (78.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (46°F).

Average humidity in May - Waves, NC
  • Average humidity in May: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (73%).

Average rainfall in May - Waves, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 4.21"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.16").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (2.52").

Average rainfall days in May - Waves, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (20.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and October (13.5 days).

Average snowfall in May - Waves, NC
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.04").
Months with the lowest snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Waves, NC
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Waves, NC
  • Average sea temperature in May: 67°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (81.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (50.5°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Waves, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 5.2).

Average UV index in May - Waves, NC
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 3).