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

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
May, the last month of the spring, in Valdez, is a fresh month, with average temperature varying between 52.9°F (11.6°C) and 38.7°F (3.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a chilly 44.4°F (6.9°C) in April, to a cool 52.9°F (11.6°C). In Valdez, the average low-temperature is 38.7°F (3.7°C).

Rainfall

In Valdez, Alaska, during May, the rain falls for 16.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.1" (78.2mm) of precipitation. In Valdez, during the entire year, the rain falls for 199.8 days and collects up to 67.4" (1712.2mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Valdez are January through May, September through December.

Ocean temperature

In Valdez, the average seawater temperature is 46.4°F (8°C). 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 May, the average length of the day is 17.5h.

What is the temperature in May in Valdez?

In Valdez, Alaska, in May, the average high-temperature is 52.9°F (11.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 38.7°F (3.7°C).

How much does it rain in Valdez in May?

In May, in Valdez, Alaska, the rain falls for 16.6 days. Throughout May, 3.1" (78.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Valdez?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Valdez, Alaska. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Valdez aggregates 1.2" (30.5mm) 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.

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

In Valdez, Alaska, the average length of the day in May is 17.5h.
Average temperature in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 52.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (62.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 38.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (48°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.2°F).

Average rainfall in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (9.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (3").

Average rainfall days in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (20.6 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (14.2 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is December (67.6").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (13.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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).

Average daylight 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.7h).