May weather forecast
Athens, GA

The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity
The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Athens, is a warm month, with average temperature varying between 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 80.6°F (27°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from an agreeable 72.7°F (22.6°C) in April, to a warm 80.6°F (27°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 60.1°F (15.6°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at 84.7°F (29.3°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and wind affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

In Athens, Georgia, the average relative humidity in May is 75%.

Rainfall

In Athens, during May, the rain falls for 16.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.58" (91mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Athens, Georgia, there are 168.2 rainfall days, and 36.85" (936mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Athens, Georgia, snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

In Athens, the average length of the day is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In Athens, the average sunshine is 9.7h.

UV index

In Athens, Georgia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Athens?

In Athens, in May, the average high-temperature is 80.6°F (27°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.1°F (15.6°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 84.7°F (29.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Athens?

The average relative humidity in May in Athens is 75%.

How many days does it rain in May in Athens?

In Athens, in May, during 16.7 rainfall days, 3.58" (91mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Athens?

In Athens snow does not fall in April through November.

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

In Athens, the average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Athens?

In Athens, the average sunshine in May is 9.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Athens?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Athens, Georgia, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Athens, GA

Average temperature in May - Athens, GA
  • Average high temperature in May: 80.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 60.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (35.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Athens, GA

Average pressure in May - Athens, GA
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99").

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Average wind speed in May
Athens, GA

Average wind speed in May - Athens, GA
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (7.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Athens, GA

Average humidity in May - Athens, GA
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, October and November (72%).

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Average rainfall in May
Athens, GA

Average rainfall in May - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.58"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in May
Athens, GA

Average rainfall days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are October and November (9.4 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Athens, GA

Average snowfall in May - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.79").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Athens, GA

Average snowfall days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Athens, GA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Athens, GA
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Athens, GA

Average sunshine days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Athens, GA

Average UV index in May - Athens, GA
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Athens, GA

Average cloud cover in May - Athens, GA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Athens, GA

Average visibility in May - Athens, GA
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is May (5mi).

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