May weather forecast and climate
Alexandria, LA

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Alexandria, Louisiana, with average temperature varying between 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C).

Temperature

In Alexandria, Louisiana, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from a warm 76.8°F (24.9°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84.6°F (29.2°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is computed to be a hot 93.9°F (34.4°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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 May, the average relative humidity in Alexandria is 76%.

Rainfall

In Alexandria, during May, the rain falls for 14.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.95" (75mm) of precipitation. In Alexandria, during the entire year, the rain falls for 164.9 days and collects up to 35.43" (900mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Alexandria, Louisiana, snow does not fall in March through November.

Daylight

In Alexandria, Louisiana, the average length of the day in May is 13.8h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Alexandria, Louisiana, is 9.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Alexandria is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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 Alexandria?

In May, in Alexandria, the average high-temperature is 84.6°F (29.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is computed to be 93.9°F (34.4°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Alexandria?

In May, the average relative humidity is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Alexandria?

In May, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the rain falls for 14.5 days. Throughout May, 2.95" (75mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Alexandria?

March through November are months without snowfall in Alexandria, Louisiana.

How many hours of daylight does Alexandria have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Alexandria, Louisiana, is 13.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Alexandria have in May?

In Alexandria, Louisiana, the average sunshine in May is 9.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Alexandria?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Alexandria, Louisiana, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Alexandria, LA

Average temperature in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average high temperature in May: 84.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (93.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (56.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 64.8°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40.6°F).

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Average pressure in May
Alexandria, LA

Average pressure in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average pressure in May: 29.96"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94").

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Average wind speed in May
Alexandria, LA

Average wind speed in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (7.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July, August and September (5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Alexandria, LA

Average humidity in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in May
Alexandria, LA

Average rainfall in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.95"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.62").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (2.17").

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Average rainfall days in May
Alexandria, LA

Average rainfall days in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (9.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Alexandria, LA

Average snowfall in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.55").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Alexandria, LA

Average snowfall days in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Alexandria, LA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average daylight in May: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Alexandria, LA

Average sunshine days in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Alexandria, LA

Average UV index in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Alexandria, LA

Average cloud cover in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 37

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Alexandria, LA

Average visibility in May - Alexandria, LA
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

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

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