Yosemite National Park
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Yosemite National Park, CA

Part of Merced River in the valley below the Yosemite National Park Mountains, California, with clear blue skies
Part of Merced River in the valley below the Yosemite National Park Mountains, California, with clear blue skies
May displays spring in its truest form as the wilderness blooms to life. Freshly melted water roaring in the numerous waterfalls, the end of the snow season with a major reduction in the rain, many sunny days, average temperatures in the range of a comfortable 42°F (5.6°C) to 73°F (22.8°C) range and the scarce crowd makes May one of the best times to be in Yosemite.
The warm temperatures see numerous outdoor activities in the Yosemite Valley with famous landmarks like Half Dome and El Capitan and broad tourist interest in the great sequoia trees, daunting cliffs, and enchanting meadows.

What is the temperature in May in Yosemite National Park?

In May, the average high-temperature is 72.9°F (22.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 41.5°F (5.3°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Yosemite National Park?

In Yosemite National Park, California, in May, during 5 rainfall days, 1.5" (37.3mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Yosemite National Park?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Yosemite National Park. Throughout May, Yosemite National Park aggregates 0.2" (5.1mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Yosemite National Park have in May?

In Yosemite National Park, California, the average length of the day in May is 14.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Yosemite National Park have in May?

In Yosemite National Park, California, the average sunshine in May is 11h.

How high is the UV index in May in Yosemite National Park?

In Yosemite National Park, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average high temperature in May: 72.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (47.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 41.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (53.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.6°F).

Average rainfall in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (6.5").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (0.2").

Average rainfall days in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July and August (1 days).

Average snowfall in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (16.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in May - Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Average UV index in May: 9

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).