May weather forecast and climate
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 average temperature varying between 47.1°F (8.4°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In Albany, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 17.1 days. Throughout May, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 162.8 rainfall days, and 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, 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

The average length of the day in May is 14.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 9h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 Albany?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Albany, New York, is 67.6°F (19.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 47.1°F (8.4°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Albany?

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

How much does it rain in Albany in May?

In Albany, New York, in May, it is raining for 17.1 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Albany?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Albany, New York. 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 length of the day in May in Albany, New York, is 14.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Albany?

The average sunshine in May is 9h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Albany?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Albany?

In Albany, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

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"

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

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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").
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).
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: 14.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
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).
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

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

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