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

May weather forecast and climate
Kotzebue, AK

An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
May, the last month of the spring, in Kotzebue, is a wintry month, with average temperature ranging between max 37.8°F (3.2°C) and min 25.3°F (-3.7°C).

Temperature

In Kotzebue, the average high-temperature significantly increases, from a freezing cold 19.6°F (-6.9°C) in April, to a wintry 37.8°F (3.2°C). In Kotzebue, the average low-temperature is 25.3°F (-3.7°C).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Kotzebue is May when the rain falls for 5.5 days and typically collects 0.3" (8.4mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows in Kotzebue. During 2.1 snowfall days, Kotzebue aggregates 1.2" (30.5mm) of snow. In Kotzebue, during the entire year, snow falls for 55 days, and aggregates up to 39.3" (998.2mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Kotzebue, Alaska, the average seawater temperature is 31.3°F (-0.4°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In Kotzebue, the average length of the day in May is 20h.

What is the temperature in May in Kotzebue?

In May, in Kotzebue, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 37.8°F (3.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 25.3°F (-3.7°C).

How much does it rain in Kotzebue in May?

In Kotzebue, in May, during 5.5 rainfall days, 0.3" (8.4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Kotzebue?

The month with the least rainfall in Kotzebue, Alaska, is May when the rain falls for 5.5 days and typically collects 0.3" (8.4mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Kotzebue?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Kotzebue. During 2.1 snowfall days, in May, Kotzebue aggregates 1.2" (30.5mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in May in Kotzebue?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Kotzebue is 31.3°F (-0.4°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Kotzebue have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Kotzebue is 20h.
Average temperature in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 37.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (60°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (49.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-9.9°F).

Average rainfall in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (0.3").

Average rainfall days in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (5.5 days).

Average snowfall in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 1.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (7.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 2.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (8.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 31.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (54.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is December (29.4°F).

Average daylight in May - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 20h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 2.2h).