May weather forecast
Lake Placid, NY

A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York
A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a comfortable month in Lake Placid, New York, with an average temperature fluctuating between 42.4°F (5.8°C) and 62.2°F (16.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature increases considerably from a frosty 46.6°F (8.1°C) in April to a comfortable 62.2°F (16.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Lake Placid, is 42.4°F (5.8°C).

Humidity

May is the least humid month in Lake Placid, New York, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Lake Placid is May, when the rain falls for 19.5 days and typically aggregates up to 3.86" (98mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows in Lake Placid. During 2.3 snowfall days, in May, Lake Placid aggregates 2.28" (58mm) of snow. In Lake Placid, during the entire year, snow falls for 120.6 days and aggregates up to 82.28" (2090mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Lake Placid is 14h and 48min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:46 am and sunset at 7:59 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 5:15 am and sunset at 8:31 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Lake Placid, New York, is 7.4h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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 Lake Placid?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Lake Placid, is 62.2°F (16.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 42.4°F (5.8°C).

What is the least humid month in Lake Placid?

The least humid month is May, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

What is the average humidity in May in Lake Placid?

The average relative humidity in May in Lake Placid, New York, is 78%.

What is the rainiest month in Lake Placid?

The month with the most rainfall in Lake Placid, New York, is May, when the rain falls for 19.5 days and typically aggregates up to 3.86" (98mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Lake Placid in May?

In Lake Placid, New York, in May, it is raining for 19.5 days, with typically 3.86" (98mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Lake Placid?

May is the last month it regularly snows. During 2.3 snowfall days, in May, Lake Placid aggregates 2.28" (58mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Lake Placid have in May?

In May, the average day length is 14h and 48min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Lake Placid?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:46 am and sunset at 7:59 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:15 am and sunset at 8:31 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Lake Placid?

The average sunshine duration in May is 7.4h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Lake Placid?

In Lake Placid, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average temperature in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 62.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (74.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (21.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 42.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.5°F).

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Average pressure in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average pressure in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average wind speed in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 6.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.6mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are August and September (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average humidity in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (91%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (78%).

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Average rainfall in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.86"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.28").

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Average rainfall days in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 19.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 2.28"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (15.59").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 2.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (23.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 48min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 28min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 55min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 8.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (4.7 days).

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Average UV index in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average UV index in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 4

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 80).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in May
Lake Placid, NY

Average visibility in May - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August and September (5mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, October, November and December (4mi).

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