May weather forecast
Atlanta, GA

Beautiful sky and cityscape of Atlanta in Georgia, USA
Beautiful sky and cityscape of Atlanta in Georgia, USA

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Atlanta, is a moderately hot month, with an average temperature ranging between max 81°F (27.2°C) and min 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Temperature

In Atlanta, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases from a pleasant 72.9°F (22.7°C) in April to a moderately hot 81°F (27.2°C). In Atlanta, the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at 84.7°F (29.3°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and clothing 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 Atlanta, Georgia, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

Rainfall

In Atlanta, in May, during 13.5 rainfall days, 1.14" (29mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 134.6 rainfall days, and 14.72" (374mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Atlanta, snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 13h and 55min.
On the first day of May in Atlanta, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 8:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:28 am and sunset at 8:42 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Atlanta, Georgia, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Atlanta?

In May, in Atlanta, the average high-temperature is 81°F (27.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is appraised at 84.7°F (29.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Atlanta?

In May, the average relative humidity is 71%.

How much does it rain in Atlanta in May?

In Atlanta, Georgia, in May, it is raining for 13.5 days, with typically 1.14" (29mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Atlanta?

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

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

The average day length in May in Atlanta is 13h and 55min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Atlanta?

On the first day of May in Atlanta, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 8:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:28 am and sunset at 8:42 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, Georgia, the average sunshine duration in May is 10h.

How high is the UV index in May in Atlanta?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Atlanta, GA

Average temperature in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average high temperature in May: 81°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.9°F).

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Average pressure in May
Atlanta, GA

Average pressure in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Atlanta, GA

Average wind speed in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Atlanta, GA

Average humidity in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and August (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Atlanta, GA

Average rainfall in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.14"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.32").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in May
Atlanta, GA

Average rainfall days in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Atlanta, GA

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.2").
The 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
Atlanta, GA

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 55min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 22min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 58min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 0min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Atlanta, GA

Average sunshine days in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Atlanta, GA

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Atlanta, GA

Average cloud cover in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Atlanta, GA

Average visibility in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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