May weather forecast
Carlsbad, NM

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Weather in May

Carlsbad’s weather continues to warm in May, effectively transitioning the city into summer-like conditions. It's worth noting that temperatures move from 62.4°F (16.9°C) during dawn to a high of 86.2°F (30.1°C) in the afternoon. This consistent warmth combined with increasingly longer days characterizes the city's late spring climate. May's sunny weather lends itself particularly well to outdoor activities, allowing residents and visitors to fully embrace the vibrant lifestyle of Carlsbad.

Temperature

As April transitions into May, a subtle temperature shift is observed, with average highs adjusting from a moderately hot 78.8°F (26°C) to a tropical 86.2°F (30.1°C). Carlsbad experiences a drastic reduction from day temperatures to an average low of 62.4°F (16.9°C) in May.

Humidity

In Carlsbad, the average relative humidity in May is 30%.

Rainfall

In May, in Carlsbad, the rain falls for 6.7 days. Throughout May, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Carlsbad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.1 days and collects up to 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13h and 50min.
On the first day of May in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 6:09 am and sunset at 7:38 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 7:58 pm MDT.

Sunshine

In Carlsbad, the average sunshine in May is 11.6h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Carlsbad are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 7 in May interprets into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. Arm yourself against UV rays' harm with protective apparel and UV-filtering shades.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

How hot is it in Carlsbad in May?

The high-temperature, in May, in Carlsbad, is 86.2°F (30.1°C), while the low-temperature averages to 62.4°F (16.9°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average relative humidity in May is 30%.

How many days does it rain in May in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, in May, during 6.7 rainfall days, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Carlsbad?

April through October are months without snowfall.

How many hours of daylight does Carlsbad have in May?

In May, the average day length in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 13h and 50min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Carlsbad?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:09 am and sunset at 7:38 pm. On the last day of the month, in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 7:58 pm MDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Carlsbad?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 11.6h.

When is the highest UV index in Carlsbad?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average temperature in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average high temperature in May: 86.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (95°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (56.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 62.4°F

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (74.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (37.2°F).

Average pressure in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average pressure in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average pressure in May: 29.85"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.83"Hg).

Average wind speed in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average wind speed in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average wind speed in May: 11.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are January and December (8.4mph).

Average humidity in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average humidity in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average humidity in May: 30%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (48%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (26%).

Average rainfall in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.85").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.16").

Average rainfall days in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall days in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.4 days).

Average snowfall in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (0.67").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall days in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (1.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average sunshine days in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average sunshine days in May: 22.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (26.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (14.3 days).

Average UV index in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average UV index in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average UV index in May: 7

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average cloud cover in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average cloud cover in May: 13

The months with the most cloud cover are September and December (Cloud cover 19).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 11).

Average visibility in May
Carlsbad, NM

Average visibility in May - Carlsbad, NM
  • 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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