May weather forecast and climate
Sheppard, AL

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Sheppard, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 62.6°F (17°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 77.7°F (25.4°C) in April, to a still warm 85.3°F (29.6°C). In Sheppard, the average low-temperature is 62.6°F (17°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is calculated to a tropical 94.1°F (34.5°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values 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 a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like metabolic differences, clothing, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 Sheppard, Alabama, the average relative humidity is 72%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 13.9 days. Throughout May, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Sheppard, during the entire year, the rain falls for 171.5 days and collects up to 35.47" (901mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Sheppard snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Sheppard, the average sunshine is 10.1h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Sheppard, Alabama, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
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. 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 Sheppard?

In May, in Sheppard, Alabama, the average high-temperature is 85.3°F (29.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.6°F (17°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in May is calculated to 94.1°F (34.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Sheppard?

In May, the average relative humidity in Sheppard is 72%.

How many days does it rain in May in Sheppard?

In Sheppard, in May, it is raining for 13.9 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Sheppard?

April through November are months without snowfall in Sheppard.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Sheppard have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Sheppard is 10.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sheppard?

In Sheppard, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Sheppard, AL

Average temperature in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 85.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (93.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (55.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.6°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 (38.8°F).

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Average pressure in May
Sheppard, AL

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

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

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Average wind speed in May
Sheppard, AL

Average wind speed in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Sheppard, AL

Average humidity in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Sheppard, AL

Average rainfall in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.99"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.94").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in May
Sheppard, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (22.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is March (0.31").
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
Sheppard, AL

Average snowfall days in May - Sheppard, 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 and October (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sheppard, 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: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Sheppard, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.2 days

Months with the most sunshine days are October and November (20.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Sheppard, AL

Average UV index in May - Sheppard, 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
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in May
Sheppard, AL

Average visibility in May - Sheppard, AL
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, October and November (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are May, July, August, September and December (5mi).

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