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Long-term weather forecast
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May weather forecast and climate
New York, NY

The sunset view over New York city skyscrapers in New York, with the dramatic night sky
The sunset view over New York city skyscrapers in New York, with the dramatic night sky
The last month of the spring, May, is a pleasant month in New York, New York, with temperature in the range of an average high of 68°F (20°C) and an average low of 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a moderate 57.6°F (14.2°C) in April, to an agreeable 68°F (20°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Humidity

In New York, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In New York, in May, during 17.9 rainfall days, 3.39" (86mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in New York, New York, there are 169 rainfall days, and 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In New York snow does not fall in May through October.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in New York, New York, is 52.5°F (11.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°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.

Daylight

In New York, the average length of the day is 14.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 8.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the 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 the 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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in New York?

In May, the average high-temperature is 68°F (20°C), and the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in New York?

The average relative humidity in May in New York, New York, is 75%.

How much does it rain in New York in May?

In New York, during May, the rain falls for 17.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.39" (86mm) of precipitation.

Does it snow in New York in May?

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

When it does not snow in New York?

In New York snow does not fall in May through October.

What is the ocean temperature in May in New York?

In New York, New York, in May, the average water temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C). Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°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.

What is the average length of the day in May in New York?

In May, the average length of the day in New York, New York, is 14.5h.

How long on average sun shines in May in New York?

In New York, New York, the average sunshine in May is 8.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in New York?

In New York, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 68°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 54.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

Average humidity in May - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

Average rainfall in May - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.39"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (2.17").

Average rainfall days in May - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (9.1 days).

Average snowfall in May - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in May - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in May: 52.5°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 (39.7°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

Average UV index in May - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 5

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