May weather forecast
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Albany, is a comfortable month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Temperature

In Albany, the average high-temperature in May rises from a cool 54.3°F (12.4°C) in April to a comfortable 67.6°F (19.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Albany, New York, is 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Albany is 75%.

Rainfall

In Albany, New York, it is raining for 17.1 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Albany, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.8 days and collects up to 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Albany are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Albany aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow. In Albany, during the entire year, snow falls for 50.4 days and aggregates up to 27.2" (691mm) of snow.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14h and 38min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 7:55 pm. On the last day of May, in Albany, sunrise is at 5:20 am and sunset at 8:25 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Albany are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Albany?

In May, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How much does it rain in Albany in May?

In Albany, in May, during 17.1 rainfall days, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Albany?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Albany. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Albany aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

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

The average day length in May in Albany, New York, is 14h and 38min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Albany?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 7:55 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:20 am and sunset at 8:25 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Albany?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Albany is 9h.

When is the highest UV index in Albany?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Albany.

How high is the UV index in May in Albany?

In Albany, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Albany, NY

Average temperature in May - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 67.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 47.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Albany, NY

Average pressure in May - Albany, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 29.99"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Albany, NY

Average wind speed in May - Albany, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.2mph).

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Average humidity in May
Albany, NY

Average humidity in May - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Albany, NY

Average rainfall in May - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.99"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in May
Albany, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Albany, NY

Average snowfall in May - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Albany, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.2 days).
The 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
Albany, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 38min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 16min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 7min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Albany, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Albany, NY

Average UV index in May - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 5

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Albany, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Albany, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 58).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in May
Albany, NY

Average visibility in May - Albany, NY
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, August and September (5mi).

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