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

May weather forecast and climate
Cordova, AK

A boat-laden busy bay of Cordova, Alaska, with the view of forests and snow-peaked mountains
A boat-laden busy bay of Cordova, Alaska, with the view of forests and snow-peaked mountains
The last month of the spring, May, is a fresh month in Cordova, Alaska, with average temperature varying between 52.5°F (11.4°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C).

Temperature

In Cordova, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a frosty 45.7°F (7.6°C) in April, to a cool 52.5°F (11.4°C). In Cordova, in May, the average low-temperature is 39.7°F (4.3°C).

Rainfall

In Cordova, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 11.1" (282.7mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Cordova, during the entire year, the rain falls for 206 days and collects up to 159.6" (4053mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, August, October through December are months with snowfall in Cordova.

Ocean temperature

In Cordova, in May, the average water temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).
Note: Swimming in 46.9°F (8.3°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Cordova is 17.4h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

In Cordova, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Cordova?

In May, in Cordova, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 39.7°F (4.3°C).

How much does it rain in Cordova in May?

In Cordova, during May, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 11.1" (282.7mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Cordova?

May is the last month it regularly snows. Throughout May, Cordova aggregates 0.1" (2.5mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in May in Cordova?

In Cordova, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in May is 46.9°F (8.3°C). Swimming in 46.9°F (8.3°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Cordova have in May?

In Cordova, the average length of the day in May is 17.4h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Cordova?

Months with the most sunshine in Cordova, Alaska, are May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Cordova have in May?

In Cordova, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Cordova?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Cordova is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 52.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (61.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 39.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25°F).

Average rainfall in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 11.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (22.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (6.7").

Average rainfall days in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are September and October (21 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February, March, April and June (15 days).

Average snowfall in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (25.3").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and September (0").

Average sea temperature in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 47°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (57.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39.6°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 17.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in May - Cordova, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).