Newport
Oregon, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Newport, OR

Light waves wash to the pebbly and stony shores overlooking the high rock cliffs holding the iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon
Light waves wash to the pebbly and stony shores overlooking the high rock cliffs holding the iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon
The last month of the spring, May, is another mild month in Newport, Oregon, with average temperature varying between 45°F (7.2°C) and 59°F (15°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still moderate 59°F (15°C). In May, in Newport, the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout May, 3.5" (88.6mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Newport, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162 days and collects up to 71" (1803mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Newport, the average water temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Newport is 14.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Newport, Oregon, is 9h.

UV index

In Newport, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Newport?

In May, in Newport, the average high-temperature is 59°F (15°C), and the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Newport?

In Newport, during May, the rain falls for 12 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.5" (88.6mm) of precipitation.

How cold is the water in May in Newport?

In Newport, Oregon, the average seawater temperature in May is 54.1°F (12.3°C). Swimming in 54.1°F (12.3°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Newport have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Newport is 14.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Newport have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Newport is 9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Newport?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Newport, Oregon, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Newport, OR
  • Average high temperature in May: 59°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are August and September (65°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 45°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (51°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38°F).

Average rainfall in May - Newport, OR
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (11.8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (1").

Average rainfall days in May - Newport, OR
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (20 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Newport, OR
  • Average sea temperature in May: 54.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (57.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (49.4°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Newport, OR
  • Average daylight in May: 14.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in May - Newport, OR
  • Average UV index in May: 7

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).