May weather forecast
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 an average temperature varying between 40.6°F (4.8°C) and 31.3°F (-0.4°C).

Temperature

In Valdez, the average high-temperature in May increases from a subzero cold 31.1°F (-0.5°C) in April to a wintry 40.6°F (4.8°C). In May, in Valdez, 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.

Rainfall

In Valdez, in May, during 17 rainfall days, 3.19" (81mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Valdez, there are 167.5 rainfall days, and 56.73" (1441mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Valdez are January through May, September through December. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 1.3 snowfall days, 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 Valdez, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in May is 46.4°F (8°C).
Note: 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 in Valdez is 17h and 32min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:35 am and sunset at 9:49 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 4:23 am and sunset at 11:03 pm AKDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May in Valdez is 8.9h.

UV index

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 unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in May transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in Valdez?

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

What is the average humidity in May in Valdez?

In May, the average relative humidity is 83%.

How many days does it rain in May in Valdez?

In Valdez, in May, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 3.19" (81mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Valdez?

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.

How cold is the water in May in Valdez?

In Valdez, Alaska, in May, the average water temperature 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 day length in Valdez, Alaska, is 17h and 32min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Valdez?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:35 am and sunset at 9:49 pm. On the last day of the month, in Valdez, Alaska, sunrise is at 4:23 am and sunset at 11:03 pm AKDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Valdez have in May?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Valdez?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Valdez, Alaska, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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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"Hg

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

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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%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and April (88%).
The 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").
The 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).
The 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: 17h and 32min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 40min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 48min).

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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

The 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

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
The 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).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and April (4mi).

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