May weather forecast
Brooklyn, NY

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Weather in May

May paints Brooklyn with vibrant spring hues as temperatures continue to climb. Residents can enjoy the outdoors to its fullest as the daylight prolongs. The slight uptick in humidity gives the air a heavier feel, but the pleasant range of temperature from 54.1°F (12.3°C) to 66°F (18.9°C) maintains the comfort. Rainfall, although sporadic, keeps the city's parks and gardens lush and green. Gradually, by the end of the month, weather conditions begin to hint towards the impending heat of June.

Temperature

As May begins in Brooklyn, there is an increase in the average high-temperature, moving from a moderate 55.9°F (13.3°C) in April to an enjoyable 66°F (18.9°C). Throughout May, Brooklyn experiences a low-temperature average of 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are February, May and June, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

Rainfall

In Brooklyn, during May, the rain falls for 11.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.22" (31mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Brooklyn, there are 110.8 rainfall days, and 10.39" (264mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Brooklyn, snow does not fall in May through November.

Ocean temperature

In Brooklyn, the average seawater temperature in May is 54.1°F (12.3°C).
Note: Danger awaits those who swim in 54.1°F (12.3°C) without protection. Falling below 50°F (10°C) means intense cold shock and hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Brooklyn is 14h and 28min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:53 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 5:26 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Brooklyn, the average sunshine in May is 8.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 5 during May translates into the following directions:
Undertake protective steps - Obligation to safeguard skin and eyes from harm is in place. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Brooklyn in May?

In Brooklyn, in May, the average high-temperature is 66°F (18.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

What are the most humid months in Brooklyn?

February, May and June, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months.

What is the average humidity in May in Brooklyn?

In May, the average relative humidity in Brooklyn, New York, is 76%.

How much does it rain in Brooklyn in May?

In May, in Brooklyn, the rain falls for 11.4 days. Throughout May, 1.22" (31mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Brooklyn?

In Brooklyn, New York, snow does not fall in May through November.

Does it snow in Brooklyn in May?

In May, in Brooklyn, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Brooklyn?

In Brooklyn, in May, the average water temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C). Swimming in 54.1°F (12.3°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Brooklyn have in May?

The average day length in May is 14h and 28min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Brooklyn?

On the first day of May in Brooklyn, New York, sunrise is at 5:53 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:26 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Brooklyn have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration is 8.9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Brooklyn?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Brooklyn is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average temperature in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 66°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 54.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average pressure in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average wind speed in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.4mph).

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Average humidity in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average humidity in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February, May and June (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are August and November (72%).

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Average rainfall in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average rainfall in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.22"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.34").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.51").

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Average rainfall days in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average snowfall in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (0.55").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (3.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average sea temperature in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average sea temperature in May: 54.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.9°F).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Brooklyn, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Brooklyn, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 17.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (22 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (16 days).

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Average UV index in May
Brooklyn, NY

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

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Brooklyn, NY

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

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in May
Brooklyn, NY

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

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

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