May weather forecast
Columbus, MS

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Columbus, Mississippi, with temperature in the range of an average low of 62.1°F (16.7°C) and an average high of 82°F (27.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 74.3°F (23.5°C) in April, to a still warm 82°F (27.8°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 62.1°F (16.7°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a tropical 87.6°F (30.9°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). 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 particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Columbus is 75%.

Rainfall

In Columbus, Mississippi, in May, it is raining for 9.8 days, with typically 0.79" (20mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Columbus, during the entire year, the rain falls for 116.4 days and collects up to 11.06" (281mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

March through November are months without snowfall in Columbus.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 13.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 9.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Columbus is 6. 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.
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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Columbus?

In May, in Columbus, Mississippi, the average high-temperature is 82°F (27.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.1°F (16.7°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in May is appraised at 87.6°F (30.9°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Columbus?

In May, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How many days does it rain in May in Columbus?

In Columbus, Mississippi, during May, the rain falls for 9.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Columbus?

In Columbus, Mississippi, snow does not fall in March through November.

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

In May, the average length of the day in Columbus, Mississippi, is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbus have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Columbus is 9.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Columbus?

In Columbus, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Columbus, MS

Average temperature in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average high temperature in May: 82°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.5°F).

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Average pressure in May
Columbus, MS

Average pressure in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average pressure in May: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96").

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Average wind speed in May
Columbus, MS

Average wind speed in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (7.8mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in May
Columbus, MS

Average humidity in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Columbus, MS

Average rainfall in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.79"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are February, April and December (1.18").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.43").

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Average rainfall days in May
Columbus, MS

Average rainfall days in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9.8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Columbus, MS

Average snowfall in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

Months with the highest snowfall are January and December (0.08").
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
Columbus, MS

Average snowfall days in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Columbus, MS

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.9h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Columbus, MS

Average sunshine days in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average sunshine days in May: 18.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (23 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Columbus, MS

Average UV index in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average UV index in May: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Columbus, MS

Average cloud cover in May - Columbus, MS
  • Average cloud cover in May: 34

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in May
Columbus, MS

Average visibility in May - Columbus, MS
  • 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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