May weather forecast
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in May

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 New York, the average high-temperature in May rises from a mild 57.6°F (14.2°C) in April to a pleasant 68°F (20°C). The average low-temperature, in New York, is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In May, in New York, the rain falls for 17.9 days. Throughout May, 3.39" (86mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In New York, New York, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169 days and collects up to 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In New York, snow does not fall through October.

Ocean temperature

In New York, the average seawater temperature in May is 52.5°F (11.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in New York is 14h and 28min.
On the first day of May in New York, sunrise is at 5:54 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:27 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in New York?

In New York, 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?

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

How many days does it rain in May in New York?

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

When it does not snow in New York?

May through October are months without snowfall in New York.

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.

What is the ocean temperature in May in New York?

In New York, New York, the average seawater temperature in May 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?

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

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in New York?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:54 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:27 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does New York have in May?

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

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

In New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
New York, NY

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).

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Average pressure in May
New York, NY

Average pressure in May - New York, 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
New York, NY

Average wind speed in May - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 7.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in May
New York, NY

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

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

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Average rainfall in May
New York, NY

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 least rainfall) is January (2.17").

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Average rainfall days in May
New York, NY

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 least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
New York, NY

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

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

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Average snowfall days in May
New York, NY

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
New York, NY

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
New York, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 28min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 19min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in May
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in May - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
New York, NY

Average UV index in May - New York, 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
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in May - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 44

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 30).

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Average visibility in May
New York, NY

Average visibility in May - New York, 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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