Married In May is the latest of my series looking at weddings in each month of the year.
May in Hampshire, and particularly the New Forest, is a wonderful time of year. Spring has truly sprung and the rhododendrons look amazing (even though they are considered a weed by The Forestry Commission because they are not originally from the area (CLICK HERE for more information)).
The first and last Mondays of May are Bank Holidays ~ May Day and Whit Monday (now sometimes referred to as Late May Bank Holiday). It is a popular month for weddings and so dates at some venues might already be booked – but there are always alternative venues and dates!
What will the weather be like if you chose to get Married In May? Once again I turn to MyWeather2 (click here to see the full page). Here are the best bits …
Temperature ~ daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 17°C that’s about 62°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 9°C, that’s 47°F. Recent highest recorded temperatures in May have been 29°C that’s 83°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 0°C, about 32°F.
Rain ~ The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 45 mm, that’s 2 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 15 days of the month.
Sunshine ~ For May expect the sun to shine for an average of 9 hours per day.
One May phenomenon that has emerged in recent times is “May the fourth” also known as Star Wars day. When a couple with the surname May who love Star Wars got married it wasn’t a surprise when they picked the fourth. I was able to hook them up with Darth Vadar and a couple of Storm Troopers who arrived during the wedding breakfast and dragged the groom outside – an amazing moment from a truly memorable day.