May weather forecast and climate
Atlanta, GA

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

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at 84.7°F (29.3°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise 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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, wind, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, 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, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

Rainfall

In May, in Atlanta, the rain falls for 13.5 days. Throughout May, 1.14" (29mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Atlanta, Georgia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 134.6 days and collects up to 14.72" (374mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Atlanta, Georgia, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, in May, 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. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 84.7°F (29.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Atlanta?

The average relative humidity in May in Atlanta is 71%.

How much does it rain in Atlanta in May?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Atlanta?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).

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

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

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).

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

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

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").

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).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.2").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Atlanta, 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: 10h

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

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).

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).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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).

Average visibility in May - Atlanta, GA
  • 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).