May weather forecast and climate
Cotton Ridge, AL

The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Cotton Ridge, Alabama, with temperature in the range of an average low of 60.4°F (15.8°C) and an average high of 80.6°F (27°C).

Temperature

In Cotton Ridge, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a pleasant 72.9°F (22.7°C) in April, to a warm 80.6°F (27°C). The average low-temperature, in Cotton Ridge, is 60.4°F (15.8°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at 84.6°F (29.2°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, pregnancy, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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

In Cotton Ridge, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Cotton Ridge, during May, the rain falls for 13.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation. In Cotton Ridge, during the entire year, the rain falls for 149 days and collects up to 19.88" (505mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

The average length of the day in Cotton Ridge, Alabama, is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Cotton Ridge is 10h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Cotton Ridge?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 80.6°F (27°C), while the average low-temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is appraised at 84.6°F (29.2°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Cotton Ridge?

The average relative humidity in May is 74%.

How many days does it rain in May in Cotton Ridge?

In Cotton Ridge, Alabama, in May, during 13.2 rainfall days, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Cotton Ridge?

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

What is the average length of the day in May in Cotton Ridge?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Cotton Ridge have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Cotton Ridge?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in May in Cotton Ridge?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Cotton Ridge is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 80.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 60.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.9°F).

Average pressure in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

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

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

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and February (7.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.3mph).

Average humidity in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (72%).

Average rainfall in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.24").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (1.06").

Average rainfall days in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

Average snowfall in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.2").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1 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 - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.8).

Average sunshine days in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.6 days).

Average UV index in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 6

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

Average cloud cover in May - Cotton Ridge, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

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

Average visibility in May - Cotton Ridge, 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).