Average Weather in May in Newquay United Kingdom
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 56°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 46°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Newquay typically range from 58°F to 67°F, while on February 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 48°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 Newquay experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 50% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Newquay, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 27% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on January 8, and its lowest chance is 23% on July 27.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Newquay is essentially constant, remaining about 1.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.5 inches or falling below 0.5 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.8 inches on May 4.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Newquay, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 16 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Newquay is 5:55 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 5:14 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:40 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 9:21 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Newquay during 2021, 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 5:08 AM and sets 16 hours, 27 minutes later, at 9:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:18 AM and sets 8 hours, 0 minutes later, at 4:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Newquay is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Newquay is decreasing during May, decreasing from 15.0 miles per hour to 13.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 20.3 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The wind direction in Newquay during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 2 and the west from May 2 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
Newquay 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 Newquay is increasing during May, rising by 4°F, from 51°F to 55°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Newquay typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 19 to around December 23, rarely starting after March 23, or ending before November 23.
The month of May in Newquay is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Newquay are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 128°F, from 83°F to 211°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Newquay is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.4 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 Newquay are 50.416 deg latitude, -5.073 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Newquay contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 78 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (810 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,028 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Newquay is covered by cropland (32%), water (32%), artificial surfaces (20%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by water (41%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by water (75%) and cropland (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Newquay, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Newquay.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Newquay 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 Newquay is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Newquay and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .