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

May weather forecast and climate
Fairbanks, AK

Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
May welcomes the lovely spring season to Fairbanks as the landscape goes green in the city. The skies are bright as the temperatures ascend in the mild 37.9°F (3.3°C) to warm 61°F (16.1°C) range.
May is dry, but dewdrops gather on flowers like beautiful pearls in the mornings, and the greenery has a tinge of wetness. The daylight lasts for a long 19 hours, and the sun is in the sky for 10.5 hours every day.
Freshwater streams and waterfalls roar in the nearby hills as the snow thaws slowly. Bring warm clothes for the night, even though the days are warm in Fairbanks in May.

What is the temperature in May in Fairbanks?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 61°F (16.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 37.8°F (3.2°C).

What is the least humid month in Fairbanks?

The least humid month in Fairbanks is May, with an average relative humidity of 50.2%.

What is the average humidity in May in Fairbanks?

The average relative humidity in May in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 50.2%.

How much does it rain in Fairbanks in May?

In Fairbanks, in May, it is raining for 7.1 days, with typically 0.6" (15.2mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Fairbanks?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Fairbanks. During 0.8 snowfall days, in May, Fairbanks aggregates 0.9" (22.9mm) of snow.

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

In Fairbanks, the average length of the day in May is 18.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Fairbanks?

The average sunshine in May in Fairbanks is 10.3h.

How high is the UV index in May in Fairbanks?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 61°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (72.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 37.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (52.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.9°F).

Average humidity in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average humidity in May: 50.2%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (50.2%).

Average rainfall in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0.3").

Average rainfall days in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 7.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (3.6 days).

Average snowfall in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (13.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (11.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 18.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.3h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.2h).

Average UV index in May - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).