Newark
New Jersey, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Newark, NJ

A mirrored reflection of Newark City in New Jersey, on the Passaic River
A mirrored reflection of Newark City in New Jersey, on the Passaic River
May, the last month of the spring, in Newark, is a pleasant month, with average temperature varying between 53.2°F (11.8°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature increases, from a comfortable 62.1°F (16.7°C) in April, to an agreeable 72.1°F (22.3°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 53.2°F (11.8°C).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 11.3 days. Throughout May, 4.1" (103.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Newark, there are 122.2 rainfall days, and 46.2" (1174.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. Throughout the year, in Newark, 29.5" (749.5mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Newark, in May, the average water temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C). Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Newark, the average length of the day in May is 14.5h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

In Newark, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Newark?

In Newark, in May, the average high-temperature is 72.1°F (22.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 53.2°F (11.8°C).

How much does it rain in Newark in May?

In Newark, New Jersey, in May, it is raining for 11.3 days, with typically 4.1" (103.9mm) of accumulated precipitation.

Does it snow in Newark in May?

In May, in Newark, New Jersey, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

What is the water temperature in May in Newark?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Newark is 52.5°F (11.4°C). Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

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

In Newark, the average length of the day in May is 14.5h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Newark?

In May, the average sunshine in Newark, New Jersey, is 8h.

How high is the UV index in May in Newark?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Newark is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average high temperature in May: 72.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 53.3°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 (24.5°F).

Average rainfall in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average rainfall in May: 4.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.9").

Average rainfall days in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.6 days).

Average snowfall in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (9.5").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average sea temperature in May: 52.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average daylight in May: 14.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h).

Average UV index in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).