May weather forecast and climate
Gainestown, AL

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Gainestown, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 85.6°F (29.8°C) and an average low of 63°F (17.2°C).

Temperature

In Gainestown, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a warm 78.4°F (25.8°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 85.6°F (29.8°C). The average low-temperature, is 63°F (17.2°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at a torrid 95.5°F (35.3°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 'feels like', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, pregnancy, clothing). 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.
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. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 99.5°F (37.5°C) to 100.9°F (38.3°C), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 73%.

Rainfall

In Gainestown, during May, the rain falls for 13.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 173.9 rainfall days, and 35.63" (905mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

In Gainestown, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
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. 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 Gainestown?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Gainestown, is 85.6°F (29.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 63°F (17.2°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is appraised at 95.5°F (35.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Gainestown?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Gainestown?

In Gainestown, in May, during 13.3 rainfall days, 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Gainestown?

In Gainestown, Alabama, snow does not fall in April through November.

How many hours of daylight does Gainestown have in May?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Gainestown have in May?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Gainestown?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Gainestown is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Gainestown, AL

Average temperature in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 85.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (56.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 63°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (72.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38.8°F).

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Average pressure in May
Gainestown, AL

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96").

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Average wind speed in May
Gainestown, AL

Average wind speed in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in May
Gainestown, AL

Average humidity in May - Gainestown, 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 (71%).

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Average rainfall in May
Gainestown, AL

Average rainfall in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.8"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.41").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (2.05").

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Average rainfall days in May
Gainestown, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.3 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 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Gainestown, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.16").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Gainestown, AL

Average snowfall days in May - Gainestown, 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
Gainestown, AL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Gainestown, 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: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Gainestown, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (4.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Gainestown, AL

Average UV index in May - Gainestown, 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
Gainestown, AL

Average cloud cover in May - Gainestown, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in May
Gainestown, AL

Average visibility in May - Gainestown, 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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