Taos
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Taos, NM

A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in NM, and a view of high mountains in the back, and a bright yellow-orange sunset sky
A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in NM, and a view of high mountains in the back, and a bright yellow-orange sunset sky
May, the last month of the spring, in Taos, is a pleasant month, with average temperature fluctuating between 37.6°F (3.1°C) and 72°F (22.2°C).

Temperature

In Taos, the average high-temperature rises, from an enjoyable 62.8°F (17.1°C) in April, to an agreeable 72°F (22.2°C). In Taos, in May, the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

Rainfall

In Taos, in May, during 6 rainfall days, 1.2" (30.5mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Taos, New Mexico, during the entire year, the rain falls for 69 days and collects up to 12.3" (312.7mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Taos.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Taos, New Mexico, is 14.1h.

Sunshine

May through July, with an average of 11h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Taos.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 10 interpret into the following advice:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Taos?

In Taos, in May, the average high-temperature is 72°F (22.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

How much does it rain in Taos in May?

In Taos, in May, during 6 rainfall days, 1.2" (30.5mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Taos?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Taos, New Mexico. Throughout May, Taos aggregates 0.4" (10.2mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Taos have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Taos, New Mexico, is 14.1h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Taos?

Months with the most sunshine in Taos are May through July, with an average of 11h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Taos?

In Taos, New Mexico, the average sunshine in May is 11h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Taos?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Taos, New Mexico, is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Taos, NM
  • Average high temperature in May: 72°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (40°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 37.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.7°F).

Average rainfall in May - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.9").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and December (0.6").

Average rainfall days in May - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, November and December (4 days).

Average snowfall in May - Taos, NM
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.4"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (7.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Taos, NM
  • Average daylight in May: 14.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in May - Taos, NM
  • Average UV index in May: 10

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).