May weather forecast and climate
Chatom, AL

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Chatom, is another warm month, with average temperature ranging between min 63.7°F (17.6°C) and max 85.8°F (29.9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 78.4°F (25.8°C) in April, to a still warm 85.8°F (29.9°C). In Chatom, Alabama, in May, the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at a torrid 95.9°F (35.5°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape), and activity. 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. 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Chatom, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In Chatom, Alabama, during May, the rain falls for 14.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.87" (73mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 180.8 rainfall days, and 38.43" (976mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Chatom snow does not fall in March through November.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Chatom is 10.2h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Chatom?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 85.8°F (29.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in May is evaluated at 95.9°F (35.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Chatom?

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

How much does it rain in Chatom in May?

In Chatom, in May, it is raining for 14.1 days, with typically 2.87" (73mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Chatom?

In Chatom snow does not fall in March through November.

How many hours of daylight does Chatom have in May?

In Chatom, Alabama, the average length of the day in May is 13.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Chatom have in May?

In Chatom, the average sunshine in May is 10.2h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Chatom?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Chatom, Alabama, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Chatom, AL

Average temperature in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 85.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (58.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 63.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (73.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Chatom, AL

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96").

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Average wind speed in May
Chatom, AL

Average wind speed in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.9mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4mph).

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Average humidity in May
Chatom, AL

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

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (72%).

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Average rainfall in May
Chatom, AL

Average rainfall in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.87"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.08").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (2.13").

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Average rainfall days in May
Chatom, AL

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (24.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Chatom, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.31").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Chatom, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.2h).
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: 5.1).

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Average sunshine days in May
Chatom, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (5 days).

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Average UV index in May
Chatom, AL

Average UV index in May - Chatom, 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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Chatom, AL

Average cloud cover in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Chatom, AL

Average visibility in May - Chatom, AL
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

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

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