May weather forecast and climate
Valdez, AK

Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska
Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a cold month in Valdez, Alaska, with temperature in the range of an average low of 31.3°F (-0.4°C) and an average high of 40.6°F (4.8°C).

Temperature

In Valdez, the average high-temperature in May rises, from a subzero cold 31.1°F (-0.5°C) in April, to a cold 40.6°F (4.8°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 31.3°F (-0.4°C).

Humidity

May through July and November, with an average relative humidity of 83%, are the least humid months in Valdez.

Rainfall

In Valdez, during May, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.19" (81mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Valdez, there are 167.5 rainfall days, and 56.73" (1441mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows in Valdez, Alaska. During 1.3 snowfall days, in May, Valdez aggregates 0.47" (12mm) of snow. In Valdez, during the entire year, snow falls for 88.9 days, and aggregates up to 114.06" (2897mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature is 46.4°F (8°C).
Note: Swimming in 46.4°F (8°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In Valdez, the average length of the day is 17.5h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Valdez is 8.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Valdez?

In Valdez, Alaska, in May, the average high-temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.3°F (-0.4°C).

What are the least humid months in Valdez?

Months with the lowest humidity are May through July and November, with an average relative humidity of 83%.

What is the average humidity in May in Valdez?

In May, the average relative humidity in Valdez is 83%.

How much does it rain in Valdez in May?

In Valdez, in May, during 17 rainfall days, 3.19" (81mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Valdez?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Valdez. During 1.3 snowfall days, in May, Valdez aggregates 0.47" (12mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in May in Valdez?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Valdez, Alaska, is 46.4°F (8°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 Valdez have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Valdez is 17.5h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Valdez?

In May, the average sunshine in Valdez, Alaska, is 8.9h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Valdez?

In Valdez, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Valdez, AK

Average temperature in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 40.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (53.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 31.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10°F).

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Average pressure in May
Valdez, AK

Average pressure in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average pressure in May: 29.95"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.98").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (29.69").

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Average wind speed in May
Valdez, AK

Average wind speed in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average wind speed in May: 4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (8.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (3.7mph).

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Average humidity in May
Valdez, AK

Average humidity in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average humidity in May: 83%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and April (88%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are May, June, July and November (83%).

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Average rainfall in May
Valdez, AK

Average rainfall in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.19"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (7.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in May
Valdez, AK

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (6.2 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.47"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (26.73").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall days in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 1.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (17.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Valdez, AK

Average sea temperature in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 46.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (56.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (38.9°F).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Valdez, AK

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 17.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Valdez, AK

Average sunshine days in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12.3 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and May (12.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (9.7 days).

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Average UV index in May
Valdez, AK

Average UV index in May - Valdez, 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 January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Valdez, AK

Average cloud cover in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average cloud cover in May: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 58).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 50).

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Average visibility in May
Valdez, AK

Average visibility in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

The month with the highest visibility is June (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and April (4mi).

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