May weather forecast
Traverse City, MI

Stunning golden - brown colorful trees around the scenic Traverse City, Michigan
Stunning golden - brown colorful trees around the scenic Traverse City, Michigan

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a mild month in Traverse City, Michigan, with average temperature fluctuating between 58.5°F (14.7°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a chilly 46.4°F (8°C) in April, to a moderate 58.5°F (14.7°C). In Traverse City, Michigan, in May, the average low-temperature is 44.4°F (6.9°C).

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in Traverse City are April and May, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

May is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 11.5 days and accumulates 0.98" (25mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows in Traverse City. During 0.5 snowfall days, in May, Traverse City aggregates 0.04" (1mm) of snow. In Traverse City, during the entire year, snow falls for 62.8 days, and aggregates up to 10.67" (271mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Traverse City, the average seawater temperature is 39.7°F (4.3°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Traverse City, the average length of the day is 14.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Traverse City is 9.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in Traverse City?

April and May, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in May in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

What is the rainiest month in Traverse City?

May is the month with the most rainfall in Traverse City, Michigan. Rain falls for 11.5 days and accumulates 0.98" (25mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, during May, the rain falls for 11.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.98" (25mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Traverse City?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Traverse City. During 0.5 snowfall days, in May, Traverse City aggregates 0.04" (1mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, 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 is 14.9h.

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

In May, the average sunshine in Traverse City is 9.1h.

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

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Traverse City, Michigan, is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Traverse City, MI

Average temperature in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average high temperature in May: 58.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (73.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 44.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (59.5°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (18.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Traverse City, MI

Average pressure in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average pressure in May: 29.98"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92").

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Average wind speed in May
Traverse City, MI

Average wind speed in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.9mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and December (12mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.4mph).

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Average humidity in May
Traverse City, MI

Average humidity in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (87%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (77%).

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Average rainfall in May
Traverse City, MI

Average rainfall in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.98"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (0.98").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in May
Traverse City, MI

Average rainfall days in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (11.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Traverse City, MI

Average snowfall in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.04"

Months with the highest snowfall are January and November (2.2").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Traverse City, MI

Average snowfall days in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (15.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Traverse City, MI

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Traverse City, MI

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Traverse City, MI

Average sunshine days in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average sunshine days in May: 16.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (18.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (14.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Traverse City, MI

Average UV index in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Traverse City, MI

Average cloud cover in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average cloud cover in May: 39

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 82).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Traverse City, MI

Average visibility in May - Traverse City, MI
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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