Bakersfield
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Bakersfield, CA

A magnificent view of the scenic natural park of The Park At River Walk, located in Bakersfield, California
A magnificent view of the scenic natural park of The Park At River Walk, located in Bakersfield, California
May, the last month of the spring, in Bakersfield, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 57.6°F (14.2°C).

Temperature

In Bakersfield, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from 75°F (23.9°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 83.5°F (28.6°C). The average low-temperature, in Bakersfield, is 57.6°F (14.2°C).

Rainfall

In Bakersfield, California, during 1.7 rainfall days, 0.2" (4.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Bakersfield, during the entire year, the rain falls for 39.2 days and collects up to 6.4" (163.7mm) of precipitation.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 11h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Bakersfield is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 9 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. Protect yourself by liberally applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Sunscreen prevents sunburn and decreases the damaging effects of Sun's radiation on the immune system.

What is the temperature in May in Bakersfield?

In Bakersfield, California, in May, the average high-temperature is 83.5°F (28.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 57.6°F (14.2°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Bakersfield?

In May, in Bakersfield, the rain falls for 1.7 days. Throughout May, 0.2" (4.6mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Bakersfield, California, is 14h.

How many hours of sunshine does Bakersfield have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Bakersfield is 11h.

How high is the UV index in May in Bakersfield?

In Bakersfield, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Bakersfield, CA
  • Average high temperature in May: 83.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (97.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (56.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 57.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (39°F).

Average rainfall in May - Bakersfield, CA
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.2"

Wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January, February and March (1.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0").

Average rainfall days in May - Bakersfield, CA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 1.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (7.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.1 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Bakersfield, CA
  • Average daylight in May: 14h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - Bakersfield, CA
  • Average UV index in May: 9

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).