Lexington
Kentucky, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Lexington, KY

A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Lexington, Kentucky, with average temperature fluctuating between 55.9°F (13.3°C) and 74.8°F (23.8°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In Lexington, Kentucky, 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.

Daylight

In Lexington, Kentucky, the average length of the day is 14.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Lexington is 8.7h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Lexington?

In Lexington, Kentucky, in May, the average high-temperature is 74.8°F (23.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 55.9°F (13.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Lexington?

The average relative humidity in May in Lexington is 79%.

How many days does it rain in May in Lexington?

In Lexington, during May, the rain falls for 18.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Lexington?

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

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.

When it does not snow in Lexington?

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

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

The average length of the day in May in Lexington, Kentucky, is 14.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lexington have in May?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Lexington?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).

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%).

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 lowest rainfall) is September (2.32").

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 lowest number of rainy days is November (10.3 days).

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

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

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).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lexington, KY
  • Average daylight in May: 14.3h

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: 8.7h

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

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

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