May weather forecast
Cottonwood, AL

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Cottonwood, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C).

Temperature

In Cottonwood, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a warm 78.1°F (25.6°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84.7°F (29.3°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 65.3°F (18.5°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is calculated to be a hot 92.1°F (33.4°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With 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 '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 clothing, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the 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

May and October, with an average relative humidity of 70%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In Cottonwood, during 12.8 rainfall days, 2.2" (56mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Cottonwood, during the entire year, the rain falls for 156.9 days and collects up to 27.52" (699mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

February through December are months without snowfall in Cottonwood.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 13.7h.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine in Cottonwood is May, with an average of 10.8h of sunshine.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Cottonwood. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Cottonwood?

In May, in Cottonwood, the average high-temperature is 84.7°F (29.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 65.3°F (18.5°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is calculated to be 92.1°F (33.4°C).

What is the least humid month in Cottonwood?

Months with the lowest humidity in Cottonwood, Alabama, are May and October, with an average relative humidity of 70%.

What is the average humidity in May in Cottonwood?

In May, the average relative humidity is 70%.

How many days does it rain in May in Cottonwood?

In May, the rain falls for 12.8 days. Throughout May, 2.2" (56mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Cottonwood?

February through December are months without snowfall in Cottonwood, Alabama.

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

The average length of the day in May in Cottonwood, Alabama, is 13.7h.

What month has the most sunshine in Cottonwood?

The month with the most sunshine is May, with an average of 10.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Cottonwood have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Cottonwood, Alabama, is 10.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Cottonwood?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Cottonwood?

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

Average temperature in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average temperature in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 84.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 65.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (42.4°F).

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Average pressure in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average pressure in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

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

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Average wind speed in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average wind speed in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (7.5mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (5.2mph).

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Average humidity in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average humidity in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 70%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are May and October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average rainfall in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.17").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.26").

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Average rainfall days in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.2 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Cottonwood, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.08").
Months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average snowfall days in May - Cottonwood, 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 March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.8h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (21.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (6.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Cottonwood, AL

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

Months with the highest UV index are May, 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
Cottonwood, AL

Average cloud cover in May - Cottonwood, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 27

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 42).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in May
Cottonwood, AL

Average visibility in May - Cottonwood, 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).

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