May weather forecast
Independence, MO

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Weather in May

May transitions Independence into the much-anticipated warmth of summer. With an upswing in temperature, the landscape exhibits a vibrant green flush. May is the wettest month, with the city receiving the highest annual rainfall recording at 3.82" (97mm). The skies remain clear, thus resulting in longer hours of sunshine. By the end of May, the days grow longer and hotter, suggesting the onset of the summer season.

Temperature

With the onset of May in Independence, the average high-temperature subtly transitions from a refreshing 64°F (17.8°C) in April to a pleasant 72.7°F (22.6°C). During May, the average low-temperature is a mild 55.9°F (13.3°C).

Humidity

The most humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 79%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is May, when the rain falls for 17.2 days and typically aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Independence. May is the last month it regularly snows in Independence, Missouri. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Independence aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 19.9 snowfall days, and 10.2" (259mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Independence is 14h and 20min.
On the first day of May in Independence, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 8:11 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:53 am and sunset at 8:37 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In Independence, the average sunshine in May is 8.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interprets into the following advice:
Make use of precautions - Shielding skin and eyes from injury is a requirement. During midday, the Sun's radiation is strongest, and it's advisable to reduce direct exposure. Sunglasses providing both UVA and UVB protection are non-negotiable on sunlit days. Bear in mind! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly double in intensity due to the reflective quality of snow.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Independence in May?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature in Independence, Missouri, during May are 72.7°F (22.6°C) and 55.9°F (13.3°C) respectively.

What is the most humid month in Independence?

The most humid month in Independence, Missouri, is May, with an average relative humidity of 79%.

What is the average humidity in May in Independence?

The average relative humidity in May in Independence, Missouri, is 79%.

What is the wettest month in Independence?

The month with the most rainfall in Independence, Missouri, is May, when the rain falls for 17.2 days and typically aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Independence in May?

In Independence, in May, it is raining for 17.2 days, with typically 3.82" (97mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Independence?

May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Independence aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

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

In May, the average day length is 14h and 20min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Independence?

On the first day of May in Independence, Missouri, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 8:11 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:53 am and sunset at 8:37 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Independence have in May?

In Independence, the average sunshine duration in May is 8.6h.

How high is the UV index in May in Independence?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Independence is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Independence, MO

Average temperature in May - Independence, MO
  • Average high temperature in May: 72.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 55.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.5°F).

Average pressure in May
Independence, MO

Average pressure in May - Independence, MO
  • Average pressure in May: 29.93"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.89"Hg).

Average wind speed in May
Independence, MO

Average wind speed in May - Independence, MO
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.1mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March and April (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3mph).

Average humidity in May
Independence, MO

Average humidity in May - Independence, MO
  • Average humidity in May: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (79%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are October and November (70%).

Average rainfall in May
Independence, MO

Average rainfall in May - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.82"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

Average rainfall days in May
Independence, MO

Average rainfall days in May - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.8 days).

Average snowfall in May
Independence, MO

Average snowfall in May - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.58").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in May
Independence, MO

Average snowfall days in May - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (6.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Independence, MO

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Independence, MO
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 30min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in May
Independence, MO

Average sunshine days in May - Independence, MO
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.7 days).

Average UV index in May
Independence, MO

Average UV index in May - Independence, MO
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in May
Independence, MO

Average cloud cover in May - Independence, MO
  • Average cloud cover in May: 40

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

Average visibility in May
Independence, MO

Average visibility in May - Independence, MO
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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