May weather forecast and climate
Cottonton, AL

May, the last month of the spring, in Cottonton, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 63.1°F (17.3°C) and 84°F (28.9°C).

Temperature

In Cottonton, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from 76.8°F (24.9°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84°F (28.9°C). The average low-temperature, in Cottonton, is 63.1°F (17.3°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 90.1°F (32.3°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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.

Humidity

April, May and October, with an average relative humidity of 69%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In Cottonton, in May, during 15 rainfall days, 2.91" (74mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Cottonton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.9 days and collects up to 36.77" (934mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Cottonton snow does not fall in April through December.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Cottonton, Alabama, is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cottonton is 10.4h.

UV index

May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Cottonton. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Cottonton?

In May, in Cottonton, the average high-temperature is 84°F (28.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.1°F (17.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in May is evaluated at 90.1°F (32.3°C).

What are the least humid months in Cottonton?

Months with the lowest humidity in Cottonton are April, May and October, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

What is the average humidity in May in Cottonton?

In Cottonton, Alabama, the average relative humidity in May is 69%.

How much does it rain in Cottonton in May?

In Cottonton, in May, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 2.91" (74mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Cottonton?

April through December are months without snowfall in Cottonton.

What is the average length of the day in May in Cottonton?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Cottonton have in May?

In Cottonton, Alabama, the average sunshine in May is 10.4h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Cottonton?

May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Cottonton.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Cottonton?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 84°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (55.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 63.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (72.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (39°F).

Average pressure in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.02"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.98").

Average wind speed in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (7.6mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.8mph).

Average humidity in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April, May and October (69%).

Average rainfall in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.91"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.37").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.09").

Average rainfall days in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (22.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.24").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Cottonton, 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 least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cottonton, 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: 10.4h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

Average sunshine days in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.6 days).

Average UV index in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in May - Cottonton, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 29

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 44).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in May - Cottonton, 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).