May weather forecast and climate
Las Cruces, NM

The lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico
The lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with average temperature fluctuating between 59.4°F (15.2°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C).

Temperature

In Las Cruces, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from a moderately hot 76.3°F (24.6°C) in April, to a still warm 83.5°F (28.6°C). In Las Cruces, the average low-temperature is 59.4°F (15.2°C).

Humidity

April and May, with an average relative humidity of 22%, are the least humid months in Las Cruces.

Rainfall

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, during May, the rain falls for 2.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Las Cruces, there are 84.4 rainfall days, and 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Las Cruces snow does not fall in March through October.

Daylight

In Las Cruces, the average length of the day in May is 13.8h.

Sunshine

In Las Cruces, the average sunshine is 11.8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Las Cruces are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 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 average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Las Cruces?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is 83.5°F (28.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 59.4°F (15.2°C).

What is the least humid month in Las Cruces?

April and May, with an average relative humidity of 22%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in May in Las Cruces?

In May, the average relative humidity in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is 22%.

How much does it rain in Las Cruces in May?

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, during May, the rain falls for 2.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces snow does not fall in March through October.

What is the average length of the day in May in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, the average length of the day in May is 13.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Las Cruces?

In May, the average sunshine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is 11.8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Las Cruces?

Months with the highest UV index in Las Cruces, New Mexico, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in May in Las Cruces?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Las Cruces is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average temperature in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average high temperature in May: 83.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (93.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (53.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 59.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average pressure in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average pressure in May: 29.85"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.83").

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Average wind speed in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average wind speed in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average wind speed in May: 9.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (6mph).

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Average humidity in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average humidity in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average humidity in May: 22%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (50%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (22%).

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Average rainfall in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average rainfall in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.31"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.28").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.12").

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Average rainfall days in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average rainfall days in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall days in May: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is May (2.8 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average snowfall in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

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

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Average snowfall days in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average snowfall days in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (1.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average daylight in May: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.8h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.1h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average sunshine days in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average sunshine days in May: 26.2 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and April (26.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average UV index in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average cloud cover in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average cloud cover in May: 8

Months with the most cloud cover are July and December (Cloud cover 18).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 8).

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Average visibility in May
Las Cruces, NM

Average visibility in May - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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