May weather forecast and climate
Bessemer, AL

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Bessemer, is another warm month, with average temperature ranging between max 81.9°F (27.7°C) and min 61.2°F (16.2°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 73.9°F (23.3°C) in April, to a still warm 81.9°F (27.7°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 61.2°F (16.2°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at a hot 86.9°F (30.5°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. 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 particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Bessemer is 73%.

Rainfall

In Bessemer, in May, it is raining for 14.5 days, with typically 3.07" (78mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Bessemer, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.1 days and collects up to 39.69" (1008mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall in Bessemer.

Daylight

In Bessemer, the average length of the day is 13.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Bessemer is 10.1h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Bessemer are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, in May, the average high-temperature is 81.9°F (27.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 61.2°F (16.2°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Bessemer?

In May, the average relative humidity in Bessemer is 73%.

How many days does it rain in May in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, during May, the rain falls for 14.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.07" (78mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Bessemer?

April through October are months without snowfall in Bessemer.

How many hours of daylight does Bessemer have in May?

In Bessemer, the average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Bessemer have in May?

In Bessemer, the average sunshine in May is 10.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Bessemer?

Months with the highest UV index in Bessemer, Alabama, are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Bessemer?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Bessemer is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Bessemer, AL

Average temperature in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 81.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36°F).

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Average pressure in May
Bessemer, AL

Average pressure in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.98").

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Average wind speed in May
Bessemer, AL

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

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and March (7.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Bessemer, AL

Average humidity in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Bessemer, AL

Average rainfall in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.07"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (4.13").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.24").

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Average rainfall days in May
Bessemer, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Bessemer, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.75").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Bessemer, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Bessemer, AL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.1h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.8).

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Average sunshine days in May
Bessemer, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Bessemer, AL

Average UV index in May - Bessemer, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Bessemer, AL

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

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 48).
Months with the least cloud cover are June, September and October (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Bessemer, AL

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

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

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