May weather forecast and climate
Sacramento, CA

The State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California
The State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderately hot month in Sacramento, California, with average temperature ranging between min 52°F (11.1°C) and max 78.4°F (25.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an agreeable 70.3°F (21.3°C) in April, to a moderately hot 78.4°F (25.8°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Sacramento is 58%.

Rainfall

In Sacramento, during May, the rain falls for 4.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.43" (11mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 66.6 rainfall days, and 7.6" (193mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Sacramento is 14.3h.

Sunshine

In Sacramento, the average sunshine is 10.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Sacramento is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Sacramento?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 78.4°F (25.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 52°F (11.1°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Sacramento?

In Sacramento, California, the average relative humidity in May is 58%.

How much does it rain in Sacramento in May?

In May, in Sacramento, the rain falls for 4.7 days. Throughout May, 0.43" (11mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Sacramento have in May?

In Sacramento, the average length of the day in May is 14.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Sacramento have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Sacramento is 10.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sacramento?

In Sacramento, California, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Sacramento, CA

Average temperature in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average high temperature in May: 78.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (94.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (54.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 52°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (59.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (41.4°F).

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Average pressure in May
Sacramento, CA

Average pressure in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average pressure in May: 29.96"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.9").

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Average wind speed in May
Sacramento, CA

Average wind speed in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are September and November (5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Sacramento, CA

Average humidity in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average humidity in May: 58%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (45%).

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Average rainfall in May
Sacramento, CA

Average rainfall in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.43"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (1.34").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.04").

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Average rainfall days in May
Sacramento, CA

Average rainfall days in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 4.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (12.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (1.2 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Sacramento, CA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Sacramento, CA

Average sunshine days in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 25.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (29.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (17.7 days).

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Average UV index in May
Sacramento, CA

Average UV index in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Sacramento, CA

Average cloud cover in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 23

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 40).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in May
Sacramento, CA

Average visibility in May - Sacramento, CA
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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