May weather forecast
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

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Newark, is a pleasant month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 68.2°F (20.1°C) and 53.4°F (11.9°C).

Temperature

In Newark, the average high-temperature in May increases from a moderate 57.9°F (14.4°C) in April to an agreeable 68.2°F (20.1°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 53.4°F (11.9°C).

Humidity

February, May, October and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

In Newark, New Jersey, during 17.1 rainfall days, 2.95" (75mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Newark, New Jersey, there are 161.1 rainfall days, and 30.67" (779mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Newark, New Jersey, snow does not fall through October.

Ocean temperature

In Newark, the average seawater temperature in May is 52.5°F (11.4°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Newark is 14h and 28min.
On the first day of May in Newark, sunrise is at 5:54 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:27 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May in Newark is 8.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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 most humid month in Newark?

February, May, October and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months in Newark.

What is the average humidity in May in Newark?

In May, the average relative humidity is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Newark?

In Newark, New Jersey, in May, it is raining for 17.1 days, with typically 2.95" (75mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Newark?

May through October are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in Newark in May?

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

How cold is the water 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 May, the average day length in Newark, New Jersey, is 14h and 28min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Newark?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:54 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:27 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Newark have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Newark is 8.8h.

How high is the UV index in May in Newark?

In Newark, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Newark, NJ

Average temperature in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average high temperature in May: 68.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 53.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Newark, NJ

Average pressure in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Newark, NJ

Average wind speed in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average wind speed in May: 7.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Newark, NJ

Average humidity in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February, May, October and December (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and August (72%).

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Average rainfall in May
Newark, NJ

Average rainfall in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.95"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are July and December (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.65").

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Average rainfall days in May
Newark, NJ

Average rainfall days in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.1 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.5 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Newark, NJ

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

The month with the highest snowfall is March (3.46").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Newark, NJ

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 (6.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Newark, NJ

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Newark, NJ

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 28min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 3min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 19min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Newark, NJ

Average sunshine days in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Newark, NJ

Average UV index in May - Newark, NJ
  • 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, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Newark, NJ

Average cloud cover in May - Newark, NJ
  • Average cloud cover in May: 44

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Newark, NJ

Average visibility in May - Newark, NJ
  • 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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