May weather forecast and climate
Montgomery, AL

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The state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Montgomery, Alabama, with average temperature fluctuating between 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Temperature

In Montgomery, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from 76.6°F (24.8°C) in April, to a still warm 83.7°F (28.7°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is calculated to a hot 90.1°F (32.3°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, wind, clothing). 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. 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 Montgomery, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

Rainfall

In Montgomery, in May, during 12.3 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Montgomery, Alabama, during the entire year, the rain falls for 148.9 days and collects up to 21.97" (558mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall in Montgomery.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Montgomery is 10.5h.

UV index

May through July, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Montgomery?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 83.7°F (28.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 62.4°F (16.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in May is evaluated at 90.1°F (32.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Montgomery?

The average relative humidity in May in Montgomery is 71%.

How much does it rain in Montgomery in May?

In Montgomery, in May, during 12.3 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Montgomery?

In Montgomery snow does not fall in April through November.

How many hours of daylight does Montgomery have in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Montgomery?

In May, the average sunshine in Montgomery is 10.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Montgomery?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Montgomery?

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

Average temperature in May
Montgomery, AL

Average temperature in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 83.7°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 (54.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.4°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (72.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38.5°F).

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Average pressure in May
Montgomery, AL

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

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Average wind speed in May
Montgomery, AL

Average wind speed in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.8mph

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

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Average humidity in May
Montgomery, AL

Average humidity in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Montgomery, AL

Average rainfall in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.93"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are August and December (2.36").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.22").

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Average rainfall days in May
Montgomery, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (19.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.7 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Montgomery, AL

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

Months with the highest snowfall are January and March (0.2").
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
Montgomery, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.6 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
Montgomery, AL

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5.1).

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Average sunshine days in May
Montgomery, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 16.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Montgomery, AL

Average UV index in May - Montgomery, 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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Montgomery, AL

Average cloud cover in May - Montgomery, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 31

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Montgomery, AL

Average visibility in May - Montgomery, 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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