May weather forecast and climate
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with temperature in the range of an average high of 82.4°F (28°C) and an average low of 61.9°F (16.6°C).

Temperature

In Tuscaloosa, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a moderately hot 74.7°F (23.7°C) in April, to a still warm 82.4°F (28°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 61.9°F (16.6°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at a tropical 88°F (31.1°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, clothing, and wind affect individual temperature impact. 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 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 Tuscaloosa, the average relative humidity in May is 73%.

Rainfall

In May, in Tuscaloosa, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout May, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 172.6 rainfall days, and 40.94" (1040mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

March through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Tuscaloosa?

In May, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the average high-temperature is 82.4°F (28°C), and the average low-temperature is 61.9°F (16.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is appraised at 88°F (31.1°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Tuscaloosa?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Tuscaloosa?

In May, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout May, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Tuscaloosa?

In Tuscaloosa snow does not fall in March through October.

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

The average length of the day in May in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Tuscaloosa have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Tuscaloosa?

In Tuscaloosa, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average temperature in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 82.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (52.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

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Average wind speed in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average wind speed in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.7mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March and April (7.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average humidity in May - Tuscaloosa, 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 (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (4.37").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.4").

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Average rainfall days in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average rainfall days in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.2 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is December (0.39").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1 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
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average sunshine days in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average UV index in May - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

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

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in May
Tuscaloosa, AL

Average visibility in May - Tuscaloosa, 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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