Average Weather in May in Avila Beach California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 48°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on September 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Avila Beach typically range from 54°F to 74°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 63°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
Ovalle, Chile (5,575 miles away); Chipispaya, Peru (4,924 miles); and Campos do Jordão, Brazil (6,342 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Avila Beach (view comparison).
The month of May in Avila Beach experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 21%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on August 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Avila Beach, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 2%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 28.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Avila Beach is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Avila Beach, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 19 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Avila Beach is 6:11 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:49 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:49 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 8:11 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Avila Beach during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:48 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:07 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Avila Beach is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Avila Beach is essentially constant during May, remaining around 10.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour, while on September 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during May is 10.1 miles per hour on May 24.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Avila Beach is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Avila Beach is essentially constant during May, remaining around 55°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Avila Beach over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is December 30, with a 77% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Avila Beach are increasing during May, increasing by 234°F, from 665°F to 900°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Avila Beach is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 7.4 kWh to 8.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Avila Beach are 35.180 deg latitude, -120.732 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Avila Beach contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,053 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 190 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,778 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,210 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Avila Beach is covered by water (34%), artificial surfaces (24%), and trees (18%), within 10 miles by water (42%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and grassland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Avila Beach year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Avila Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Avila Beach according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Avila Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Avila Beach and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: San Luis Obispo County Airport (84%, 10 kilometers, northeast); Santa Maria Airport (11%, 41 kilometers, southeast); and Point Piedras Blanca (4.5%, 74 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .