May weather forecast and climate
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Prudhoe Bay, is a freezing cold month, with average temperature varying between 21.6°F (-5.8°C) and 30°F (-1.1°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature significantly increases, from a frigid cold 13.5°F (-10.3°C) in April, to a subzero cold 30°F (-1.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Prudhoe Bay, is 21.6°F (-5.8°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Prudhoe Bay is 92%.

Rainfall

In Prudhoe Bay, during May, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 52.1 rainfall days, and 3.62" (92mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall. In Prudhoe Bay, snow falls for 9.6 days, with typically accumulated 0.87" (22mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 122.8 snowfall days, and 10.24" (260mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, is 22.6h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 2.7h.

UV index

In Prudhoe Bay, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Prudhoe Bay?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, is 30°F (-1.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 21.6°F (-5.8°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Prudhoe Bay?

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the average relative humidity in May is 92%.

How much does it rain in Prudhoe Bay in May?

In Prudhoe Bay, in May, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 0.24" (6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Prudhoe Bay in May?

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, during May, snow falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.87" (22mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in May in Prudhoe Bay?

The average length of the day in May in Prudhoe Bay is 22.6h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Prudhoe Bay?

In May, the average sunshine is 2.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Prudhoe Bay?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average temperature in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 30°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (51.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-7.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 21.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (40.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.6°F).

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Average pressure in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average pressure in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average pressure in May: 30.06"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.07").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.84").

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Average wind speed in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average wind speed in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average wind speed in May: 9.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (11.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (9.8mph).

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Average humidity in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average humidity in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average humidity in May: 92%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, February, March and December (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (76%).

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Average rainfall in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average rainfall in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (0.83").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, April and December (0.16").

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Average rainfall days in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average rainfall days in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (11.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.7 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average snowfall in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.87"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (1.81").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average snowfall days in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 9.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (17.5 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.2 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 22.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 2.7h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average sunshine days in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average sunshine days in May: 18.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (14 days).

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Average UV index in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average UV index in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average cloud cover in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average cloud cover in May: 68

Months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 76).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 45).

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Average visibility in May
Prudhoe Bay, AK

Average visibility in May - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, March and December (4mi).

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