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

May weather forecast and climate
Kodiak, AK

Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
May, the last month of the spring, in Kodiak, is another chilly month, with average temperature fluctuating between 37.6°F (3.1°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a frosty 43.7°F (6.5°C) in April, to a still chilly 49.5°F (9.7°C). In May, in Kodiak, the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

Rainfall

In May, in Kodiak, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout May, 6.3" (160.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Kodiak, during the entire year, the rain falls for 191 days and collects up to 75.4" (1913.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Kodiak is 43.7°F (6.5°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 16.7h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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 Kodiak?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Kodiak, is 49.5°F (9.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Kodiak?

In May, in Kodiak, Alaska, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout May, 6.3" (160.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Kodiak?

May is the last month it regularly snows. Throughout May, Kodiak aggregates 0.6" (15.2mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in May in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, in May, the average water temperature is 43.7°F (6.5°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Kodiak have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 16.7h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Kodiak?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Kodiak?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Kodiak?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Kodiak is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 49.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (61.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 37.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (48.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (24.7°F).

Average rainfall in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 6.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (8.4").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (4.1").

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

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, May and December (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (14 days).

Average snowfall in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.6"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (17.5").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average sea temperature in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 43.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39.5°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 16.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 3).

Average UV index in May - Kodiak, 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, November and December (UV index 0).