Traverse City
Michigan, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Traverse City, MI

A far-out view of the scenic Traverse City, Michigan with the river, from up a hill among stunning golden - brown colorful trees seen in the fall
A far-out view of the scenic Traverse City, Michigan with the river, from up a hill among stunning golden - brown colorful trees seen in the fall
The last month of the spring, May, is an enjoyable month in Traverse City, Michigan, with average temperature ranging between max 66.4°F (19.1°C) and min 45°F (7.2°C).

Temperature

In Traverse City, the average high-temperature rises, from a fresh 54.3°F (12.4°C) in April, to an enjoyable 66.4°F (19.1°C). In May, in Traverse City, the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C).

Rainfall

In Traverse City, during May, the rain falls for 10.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.5" (62.5mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 145.8 rainfall days, and 32.4" (822.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Traverse City.

Ocean temperature

In Traverse City, the average seawater temperature is 39.7°F (4.3°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.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14.9h.

Sunshine

In Traverse City, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Traverse City is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in May in Traverse City?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Traverse City, is 66.4°F (19.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C).

How much does it rain in Traverse City in May?

In Traverse City, in May, during 10.4 rainfall days, 2.5" (62.5mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Traverse City?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Traverse City, Michigan. During 0.1 snowfall days, in May, Traverse City aggregates 0.1" (2.5mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, Michigan, the average seawater temperature in May is 39.7°F (4.3°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in May in Traverse City?

The average length of the day in May in Traverse City is 14.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Traverse City?

In May, the average sunshine in Traverse City, Michigan, is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average high temperature in May: 66.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 45°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (58.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15.7°F).

Average rainfall in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (3.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (1.5").

Average rainfall days in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (8.5 days).

Average snowfall in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (23.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average sea temperature in May: 39.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (35.4°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average daylight in May: 14.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).