Birmingham
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Birmingham, AL

The colorful evening sky in Birmingham City, Alabama
The colorful evening sky in Birmingham City, Alabama
The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Birmingham, Alabama, with average temperature ranging between min 59.7°F (15.4°C) and max 81.5°F (27.5°C).

Temperature

In Birmingham, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from a moderately hot 74.5°F (23.6°C) in April, to a still warm 81.5°F (27.5°C). In May, in Birmingham, the average low-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 70.1%.

Rainfall

In Birmingham, during 10.2 rainfall days, 5" (126.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Birmingham, during the entire year, the rain falls for 116.8 days and collects up to 53.7" (1364.5mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. In Birmingham, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 1.6" (40.5mm).

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Birmingham is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Protect yourself by liberally applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Sunscreen prevents sunburn and decreases the damaging effects of Sun's radiation on the immune system.

What is the temperature in May in Birmingham?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Birmingham, Alabama, is 81.5°F (27.5°C), while the average low-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, the average relative humidity in May is 70.1%.

How many days does it rain in May in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, in May, during 10.2 rainfall days, 5" (126.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Birmingham in May?

In May, in Birmingham, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

How many hours of daylight does Birmingham have in May?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Birmingham have in May?

In Birmingham, the average sunshine in May is 9.1h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 81.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (53.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 59.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (33.8°F).

Average humidity in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 70.1%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (74.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (64.2%).

Average rainfall in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (5.2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.4").

Average rainfall days in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (7.4 days).

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

Months with the highest snowfall are January and March (0.6").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.1h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

Average UV index in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 9

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).