May weather forecast
Eagle River, AK

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Weather in May

May introduces milder temperatures, a stark contrast from the harsh Alaska winters. An almost absolute cessation in snowfall is noted, with a minor 0.16" (4mm). The landscape of Eagle River bartered snow-clad trees for vibrant green forests, signaling the arrival of summer. Adding to this change, increased visibility and longer sunshine hours allow for more exploration and sightseeing. As May bows out, it precipitates the pleasant and warm times of June.

Temperature

A rise in the average high-temperature is observed in Eagle River during May, moving from an icy 38.8°F (3.8°C) in April to a fresh 52.3°F (11.3°C). Eagle River records an average low-temperature of 38.8°F (3.8°C) throughout the month of May.

Humidity

May is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 65%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is May, when the rain falls for 11.1 days and typically collects 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Eagle River aggregates 0.16" (4mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Eagle River, there are 57.9 snowfall days, and 24.37" (619mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Eagle River, the average length of the day in May is 17h and 35min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:45 am and sunset at 10:05 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 4:32 am and sunset at 11:19 pm AKDT.

Sunshine

May has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 11.9h of sunshine.

UV index

In Eagle River, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: A maximum UV index of 3 in May translates into the following recommendations:
Be cautious. Those with fair skin can be subjected to burns in fewer than 30 minutes. The midday Sun can be harmful due to its potent UV radiation; seek shade and reduce exposure. Consider a wide-brim hat essential for effective sun defense covering your face, neck, and eyes. Be vigilant! The reflective nature of snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twofold.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average May temperature in Eagle River?

The high-temperature, in May, in Eagle River, records 52.3°F (11.3°C), while the low-temperature is 38.8°F (3.8°C).

What is the least humid month in Eagle River?

With an average relative humidity of 65%, May is the least humid month in Eagle River, Alaska.

What is the average humidity in May in Eagle River?

In May, the average relative humidity is 65%.

What is the driest month in Eagle River?

The month with the least rainfall is May, when the rain falls for 11.1 days and typically collects 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Eagle River?

In Eagle River, during May, the rain falls for 11.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Eagle River?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Eagle River. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Eagle River aggregates 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Eagle River have in May?

The average day length in May is 17h and 35min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Eagle River?

On the first day of May in Eagle River, sunrise is at 5:45 am and sunset at 10:05 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 4:32 am and sunset at 11:19 pm AKDT.

What month has the most sunshine in Eagle River?

The month with the most sunshine in Eagle River, Alaska, is May, with an average of 11.9h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Eagle River?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Eagle River is 11.9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Eagle River?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Eagle River is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Eagle River, AK

Average temperature in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 52.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (63.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 38.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (48.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Eagle River, AK

Average pressure in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average pressure in May: 29.93"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.69"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Eagle River, AK

Average wind speed in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average wind speed in May: 4.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and December (4.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.1mph).

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Average humidity in May
Eagle River, AK

Average humidity in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average humidity in May: 65%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and March (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (65%).

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Average rainfall in May
Eagle River, AK

Average rainfall in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.63"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.81").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0.63").

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Average rainfall days in May
Eagle River, AK

Average rainfall days in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.4 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Eagle River, AK

Average snowfall in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.16"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.98").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Eagle River, AK

Average snowfall days in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (11.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Eagle River, AK

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 17h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Eagle River, AK

Average sunshine days in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average sunshine days in May: 16 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (10.2 days).

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Average UV index in May
Eagle River, AK

Average UV index in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Eagle River, AK

Average cloud cover in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average cloud cover in May: 37

The months with the most cloud cover are April, August and December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 37).

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Average visibility in May
Eagle River, AK

Average visibility in May - Eagle River, AK
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is March (4mi).

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