May weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels
The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is an enjoyable month in Sault Ste. Marie, with an average temperature fluctuating between 62.8°F (17.1°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C).

Temperature

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average high-temperature in May rises from a frosty 49.5°F (9.7°C) in April to a comfortable 62.8°F (17.1°C). In May, in Sault Ste. Marie, the average low-temperature is 40.8°F (4.9°C).

Rainfall

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during 11.2 rainfall days, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Sault Ste. Marie, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.9 days and collects up to 32.95" (837mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie. May is the last month it regularly snows in Sault Ste. Marie. During 0.4 snowfall days, in May, Sault Ste. Marie aggregates 0.12" (3mm) of snow. In Sault Ste. Marie, during the entire year, snow falls for 79.2 days and aggregates up to 120.39" (3058mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Sault Ste. Marie is 37.4°F (3°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average length of the day in May is 15h and 2min.
On the first day of May in Sault Ste. Marie, sunrise is at 6:22 am and sunset at 8:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:48 am and sunset at 9:21 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Sault Ste. Marie is 9h.

UV index

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, in May, the average high-temperature is 62.8°F (17.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 40.8°F (4.9°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in May, it is raining for 11.2 days, with typically 2.56" (65mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Sault Ste. Marie?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. During 0.4 snowfall days, in May, Sault Ste. Marie aggregates 0.12" (3mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Sault Ste. Marie is 37.4°F (3°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

In May, the average day length in Sault Ste. Marie is 15h and 2min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

On the first day of May in Sault Ste. Marie, sunrise is at 6:22 am and sunset at 8:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:48 am and sunset at 9:21 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

The average sunshine duration in May in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is 9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Sault Ste. Marie?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in May: 62.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 40.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (54.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.6°F).

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Average rainfall in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.6"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are September and October (3.8").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.3").

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Average rainfall days in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall days in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April and August (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (33.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall days in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average sea temperature in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average sea temperature in May: 37°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (59°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (36°F).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average daylight in May: 15h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 46min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 39min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average UV index in May
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average UV index in May - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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