May is sunny in New Mexico with long daylight hours and mild, comfortable nights. The average high temperatures reach up to 88°F (31.1°C) in the south in places like Hobbs, Carlsbad, and Roswell. Albuquerque, the largest city in Central New Mexico, records average temperatures between 53°F (11.7°C) to 79°F (26.1°C). Nights are pleasant with temperatures in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 57°F (13.9°C) range in the majority of the state. The sun stays on the horizon for at least 8 hours a day, yet evenings see a rapid cool down under the influence of the clear skies. Thunderstorms bring the majority of the 2" (51mm) to 3" (76mm) of rainfall in New Mexico. Biking, hiking, fishing, and kayaking are popular activities during the warm spring days. May offers an opportunity to beat the summer crowds and high accommodation prices. A light sweater makes night stays comfortable during camping trips. Watch out for storms and lightning. Heed to flash flood warnings and clear the area as quickly as possible.