May weather forecast
Lexington, KY

A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderately hot month in Lexington, Kentucky, with an average temperature varying between 74.8°F (23.8°C) and 55.9°F (13.3°C).

Temperature

In Lexington, the average high-temperature in May rises from an enjoyable 65.5°F (18.6°C) in April to a moderately hot 74.8°F (23.8°C). In May, in Lexington, the average low-temperature is 55.9°F (13.3°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

May is the month with the most rainfall in Lexington. Rain falls for 18.1 days and accumulates 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Lexington.

Daylight

In Lexington, the average length of the day in May is 14h and 15min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 8:28 pm. On the last day of May, in Lexington, Kentucky, sunrise is at 6:17 am and sunset at 8:54 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Lexington, the average sunshine in May is 8.7h.

UV index

In Lexington, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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 average humidity in May in Lexington?

In Lexington, Kentucky, the average relative humidity in May is 79%.

What is the rainiest month in Lexington?

The month with the most rainfall in Lexington is May, when the rain falls for 18.1 days and typically aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Lexington?

In May, the rain falls for 18.1 days. Throughout May, 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Lexington?

May through September are months without snowfall in Lexington, Kentucky.

Does it snow in Lexington in May?

In May, in Lexington, Kentucky, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

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

The average day length in May in Lexington is 14h and 15min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Lexington?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 8:28 pm. On the last day of the month, in Lexington, Kentucky, sunrise is at 6:17 am and sunset at 8:54 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Lexington?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Lexington is 8.7h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Lexington?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Lexington is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Lexington, KY

Average temperature in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average high temperature in May: 74.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 55.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Lexington, KY

Average pressure in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average pressure in May: 29.99"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Lexington, KY

Average wind speed in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average wind speed in May: 7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.4mph).

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Average humidity in May
Lexington, KY

Average humidity in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (75%).

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Average rainfall in May
Lexington, KY

Average rainfall in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.82"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.32").

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Average rainfall days in May
Lexington, KY

Average rainfall days in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (10.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Lexington, KY

Average snowfall in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.07").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Lexington, KY

Average snowfall days in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Lexington, KY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 15min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 46min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.7h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.9h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Lexington, KY

Average sunshine days in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 10.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (16.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Lexington, KY

Average UV index in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Lexington, KY

Average cloud cover in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 43

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 59).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Lexington, KY

Average visibility in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

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

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