Yakutat
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
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May weather forecast and climate
Yakutat, AK

A beautiful panorama of the famous St Elias Mountain covered in snow and clouds, with a view of the Hubbard Glacier, Yakutat, Alaska
A beautiful panorama of the famous St Elias Mountain covered in snow and clouds, with a view of the Hubbard Glacier, Yakutat, Alaska
The last month of the spring, May, is a cool month in Yakutat, Alaska, with temperature in the range of an average high of 52.3°F (11.3°C) and an average low of 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a frosty 45.7°F (7.6°C) in April, to a fresh 52.3°F (11.3°C). In Yakutat, the average low-temperature is 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Rainfall

In Yakutat, during May, the rain falls for 17.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.2" (208.5mm) of precipitation. In Yakutat, during the entire year, the rain falls for 240 days and collects up to 155.2" (3941.6mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Yakutat, Alaska. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.3 snowfall days, in May, Yakutat aggregates 0.5" (12.7mm) of snow. In Yakutat, during the entire year, snow falls for 64 days, and aggregates up to 150.5" (3822.8mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Yakutat, 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 Yakutat is 17.1h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Yakutat are May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

In Yakutat, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Yakutat?

In Yakutat, Alaska, in May, the average high-temperature is 52.3°F (11.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.2°F (2.9°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Yakutat?

In May, in Yakutat, the rain falls for 17.5 days. Throughout May, 8.2" (208.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Yakutat?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Yakutat. During 0.3 snowfall days, in May, Yakutat aggregates 0.5" (12.7mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in May in Yakutat?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Yakutat, Alaska, is 46.4°F (8°C). Swimming in 46.4°F (8°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Yakutat have in May?

In May, the average length of the day is 17.1h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Yakutat?

May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Yakutat, Alaska.

How long on average sun shines in May in Yakutat?

The average sunshine in May in Yakutat is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Yakutat?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 52.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (60.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (33.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 37.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (48.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.4°F).

Average rainfall in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 8.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (22").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (6.4").

Average rainfall days in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (17 days).

Average snowfall in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.5"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (31.3").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (12.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 46°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (57°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (43°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 17.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h).

Average UV index in May - Yakutat, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).