Average Weather in May in Camp Pendleton South California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 70°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 54°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on August 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Camp Pendleton South typically range from 64°F to 77°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 65°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
The month of May in Camp Pendleton South experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 25% to 20%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Camp Pendleton South, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 6% and ending it at 1%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 26.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Camp Pendleton South is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Camp Pendleton South, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Camp Pendleton South is 6:01 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:41 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:32 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:53 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Camp Pendleton South during 2018, 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 57 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Camp Pendleton South is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 18% 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 Camp Pendleton South is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.9 miles per hour to 6.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Camp Pendleton South 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 Camp Pendleton South is gradually increasing during May, rising by 2°F, from 62°F to 64°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
Temperatures in Camp Pendleton South are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Camp Pendleton South are increasing during May, increasing by 379°F, from 879°F to 1,258°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Camp Pendleton South is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 7.5 kWh to 8.1 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 Camp Pendleton South are 33.228 deg latitude, -117.379 deg longitude, and 59 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Camp Pendleton South contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 105 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,299 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,811 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Camp Pendleton South is covered by artificial surfaces (47%), cropland (21%), and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and artificial surfaces (26%), and within 50 miles by water (42%) and shrubs (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Camp Pendleton South 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 Camp Pendleton South.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Camp Pendleton South 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 Camp Pendleton South is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Camp Pendleton South and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Oceanside Municipal Airport (70%, 3.0 kilometers, east); Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station (16%, 8 kilometers, north); and Oceanside Harbor (13%, 10 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .