May weather forecast and climate
Ruidoso, NM

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is an agreeable month in Ruidoso, New Mexico, with temperature in the range of an average low of 48.7°F (9.3°C) and an average high of 71.2°F (21.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a comfortable 64.6°F (18.1°C) in April, to a pleasant 71.2°F (21.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Ruidoso, is 48.7°F (9.3°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 32%.

Rainfall

In Ruidoso, it is raining for 6.5 days, with typically 0.98" (25mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Ruidoso, during the entire year, the rain falls for 105.3 days and collects up to 18.5" (470mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.3 snowfall days, Ruidoso aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Ruidoso, New Mexico, there are 19.1 snowfall days, and 11.26" (286mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 11.5h.

UV index

In Ruidoso, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Ruidoso?

In May, the average high-temperature is 71.2°F (21.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 48.7°F (9.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Ruidoso?

In May, the average relative humidity in Ruidoso is 32%.

How many days does it rain in May in Ruidoso?

In Ruidoso, during May, the rain falls for 6.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.98" (25mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Ruidoso?

May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.3 snowfall days, in May, Ruidoso aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

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

The average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ruidoso have in May?

In Ruidoso, New Mexico, the average sunshine in May is 11.5h.

How high is the UV index in May in Ruidoso?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average temperature in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average high temperature in May: 71.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (45.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 48.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (60.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.3°F).

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Average pressure in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average pressure in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average pressure in May: 29.86"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.85").

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Average wind speed in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average wind speed in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average humidity in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average humidity in May: 32%

Months with the highest relative humidity are September and December (56%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (30%).

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Average rainfall in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average rainfall in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.98"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.53").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.28").

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Average rainfall days in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average rainfall days in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.4 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average snowfall in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (3.62").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average snowfall days in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (5.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average sunshine days in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average sunshine days in May: 22 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (25.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.2 days).

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Average UV index in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average UV index in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average cloud cover in May - Ruidoso, NM
  • Average cloud cover in May: 12

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 21).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and June (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in May
Ruidoso, NM

Average visibility in May - Ruidoso, 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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