May weather forecast and climate
Octagon, AL

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Octagon, Alabama, with average temperature ranging between max 84.6°F (29.2°C) and min 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Temperature

In Octagon, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 77.2°F (25.1°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84.6°F (29.2°C). In Octagon, in May, the average low-temperature is 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 92.8°F (33.8°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. 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', 'real feel', 'feels like', 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, wind, pregnancy). 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

In May, the average relative humidity in Octagon is 73%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 13.4 days. Throughout May, 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Octagon, during the entire year, the rain falls for 164.6 days and collects up to 35" (889mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

March through November are months without snowfall in Octagon.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Octagon, the average sunshine is 10.1h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Octagon is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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 Octagon?

In May, in Octagon, Alabama, the average high-temperature is 84.6°F (29.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.4°F (16.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in May is estimated at 92.8°F (33.8°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Octagon?

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

How much does it rain in Octagon in May?

In Octagon, during May, the rain falls for 13.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Octagon?

In Octagon, Alabama, snow does not fall in March through November.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Octagon?

The average sunshine in May in Octagon is 10.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Octagon?

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

Average temperature in May
Octagon, AL

Average temperature in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 84.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (55°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.4°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 (38.5°F).

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Average pressure in May
Octagon, AL

Average pressure in May - Octagon, 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
Octagon, AL

Average wind speed in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.6mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Octagon, AL

Average humidity in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Octagon, AL

Average rainfall in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.5").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.01").

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Average rainfall days in May
Octagon, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Octagon, AL

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

Months with the highest snowfall are January and December (0.35").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Octagon, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Octagon, 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: 10.1h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Octagon, AL

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

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Octagon, AL

Average UV index in May - Octagon, 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
Octagon, AL

Average cloud cover in May - Octagon, AL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 47).
Months with the least cloud cover are September and October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Octagon, AL

Average visibility in May - Octagon, 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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