May weather forecast
Birmingham, AL

The colorful evening sky in Birmingham City, Alabama
The colorful evening sky in Birmingham City, Alabama

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Birmingham, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 61°F (16.1°C) and an average high of 81.3°F (27.4°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases from 73.4°F (23°C) in April to a still moderately hot 81.3°F (27.4°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 61°F (16.1°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at 85.8°F (29.9°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, clothing, pregnancy, 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 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

The average relative humidity in May in Birmingham is 73%.

Rainfall

In Birmingham, it is raining for 12.6 days, with typically 1.54" (39mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Birmingham, Alabama, during the entire year, the rain falls for 143.1 days and collects up to 18.58" (472mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Birmingham, Alabama, snow does not fall in April through October.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13h and 55min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:58 am and sunset at 7:30 pm. On the last day of May, in Birmingham, Alabama, sunrise is at 5:38 am and sunset at 7:51 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In Birmingham, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Birmingham?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Birmingham, Alabama, is 81.3°F (27.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 61°F (16.1°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in May is estimated at 85.8°F (29.9°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Birmingham?

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

How much does it rain in Birmingham in May?

In May, the rain falls for 12.6 days. Throughout May, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Birmingham?

In Birmingham, Alabama, snow does not fall in April through October.

How many hours of daylight does Birmingham have in May?

The average day length in May in Birmingham, Alabama, is 13h and 55min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Birmingham?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:58 am and sunset at 7:30 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:38 am and sunset at 7:51 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Birmingham have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May in Birmingham is 10h.

How high is the UV index in May in Birmingham?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Birmingham, AL

Average temperature in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 81.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (35.2°F).

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Average pressure in May
Birmingham, AL

Average pressure in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.98"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Birmingham, AL

Average wind speed in May - Birmingham, 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 (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Birmingham, AL

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

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in May
Birmingham, AL

Average rainfall in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (1.97").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.02").

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Average rainfall days in May
Birmingham, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Birmingham, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.12").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Birmingham, AL

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

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (0.8 days).
The 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
Birmingham, AL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 55min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 20min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 58min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Birmingham, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Birmingham, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 16.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (20.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.1 days).

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Average UV index in May
Birmingham, AL

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

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Birmingham, AL

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

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 48).
The months with the least cloud cover are June and September (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Birmingham, AL

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

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

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