Virginia Beach
Virginia, USA
Long-term weather forecast
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May weather forecast and climate
Virginia Beach, VA

The last month of the spring, May, is an agreeable month in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with temperature in the range of an average high of 71.2°F (21.8°C) and an average low of 62.1°F (16.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an enjoyable 62.4°F (16.9°C) in April, to a pleasant 71.2°F (21.8°C). In Virginia Beach, Virginia, in May, the average low-temperature is 62.1°F (16.7°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 79%, May is the most humid month in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rainfall

In Virginia Beach, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 1.18" (30mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 134.5 rainfall days, and 14.21" (361mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Virginia Beach snow does not fall in April through November.

Ocean temperature

In Virginia Beach, the average water temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°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).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14.2h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Virginia Beach is 9.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Virginia Beach is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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 Virginia Beach?

In May, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the average high-temperature is 71.2°F (21.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.1°F (16.7°C).

What is the most humid month in Virginia Beach?

May is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 79%.

What is the average humidity in May in Virginia Beach?

In May, the average relative humidity in Virginia Beach is 79%.

How many days does it rain in May in Virginia Beach?

In Virginia Beach, in May, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 1.18" (30mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Virginia Beach?

In Virginia Beach snow does not fall in April through November.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Virginia Beach?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is 60.4°F (15.8°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°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 Virginia Beach?

In May, the average length of the day in Virginia Beach is 14.2h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Virginia Beach?

In Virginia Beach, Virginia, the average sunshine in May is 9.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Virginia Beach?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Virginia Beach is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 71.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (46°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (74.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.7°F).

Average humidity in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (79%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are October and November (74%).

Average rainfall in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.18"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (0.75").

Average rainfall days in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (15.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.3 days).

Average snowfall in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • 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").

Average snowfall days in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

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

Average sea temperature in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average sea temperature in May: 60.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (80°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (41.8°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

Average UV index in May - Virginia Beach, VA
  • 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, March, November and December (UV index 3).