May weather forecast and climate
Benton, AL

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Benton, Alabama, with average temperature varying between 62.2°F (16.8°C) and 84°F (28.9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a warm 76.6°F (24.8°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84°F (28.9°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 62.2°F (16.8°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at a tropical 91.2°F (32.9°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like pregnancy, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 72%.

Rainfall

In May, in Benton, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout May, 3.15" (80mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Benton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 165 days and collects up to 37.17" (944mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Benton snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Benton is 13.8h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

UV index

In Benton, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in May in Benton?

In May, in Benton, the average high-temperature is 84°F (28.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.2°F (16.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is appraised at 91.2°F (32.9°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Benton?

In Benton, the average relative humidity in May is 72%.

How much does it rain in Benton in May?

In May, in Benton, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout May, 3.15" (80mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Benton?

In Benton snow does not fall in April through November.

What is the average length of the day in May in Benton?

The average length of the day in May is 13.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Benton have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Benton, Alabama, is 10.2h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Benton?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Benton, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 84°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (54.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.2°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (72°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38.5°F).

Average pressure in May - Benton, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.97").

Average wind speed in May - Benton, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (7.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.7mph).

Average humidity in May - Benton, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (69%).

Average rainfall in May - Benton, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.15"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

Average rainfall days in May - Benton, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.8 days).

Average snowfall in May - Benton, AL
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.35").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Benton, AL
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Benton, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.2h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.9).

Average sunshine days in May - Benton, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8 days).

Average UV index in May - Benton, AL
  • 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 and December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in May - Benton, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 47).
Months with the least cloud cover are September and October (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in May - Benton, AL
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is August (5mi).