Barrow
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

The last month of the spring, May, is a freezing cold month in Barrow, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between max 25.9°F (-3.4°C) and min 16.5°F (-8.6°C).

Temperature

In Barrow, Alaska, the average high-temperature soars, from an extreme cold 8.4°F (-13.1°C) in April, to a freezing cold 25.9°F (-3.4°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 16.5°F (-8.6°C).

Rainfall

In Barrow, Alaska, it is raining for 6 days, with typically 0.2" (4.6mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 91 rainfall days, and 4.5" (113.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall in Barrow. In Barrow, 2.7" (68.6mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, 38.3" (972.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 23.1h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Barrow are May through July, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Barrow is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Barrow?

In May, in Barrow, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 25.9°F (-3.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 16.5°F (-8.6°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, in May, during 6 rainfall days, 0.2" (4.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Barrow in May?

During May, Barrow regularly aggregates up to 2.7" (68.6mm) of snow.

When is the ocean coldest in Barrow?

Through, June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C).

What is the water temperature in May in Barrow?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Barrow is 28.4°F (-2°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in May?

In Barrow, the average length of the day in May is 23.1h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Barrow?

Months with the most sunshine in Barrow are May through July, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Barrow have in May?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Barrow?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 25.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 16.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 2.7"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

Average sea temperature in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 23.1h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in May - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).