New York
New York, USA
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

May weather forecast and Climate
New York, NY

May is a lovely month with an average humidity of 63%. The temperatures are mildly warm but not hot, and within the range of 53.6°F (12°C) and 69.8°F (21°C). This makes it a good time for visits to the parks to enjoy the lovely sceneries. With flowers in full bloom, New York looks like a beautiful flower garden. Incoming tourists increase mostly since winter is gone and the temperatures keep getting warmer.
Expect afternoon showers of rain for an average of eleven days with the rain gauge fetching a high 4.5" (114.3mm). This is the highest rain all year and may be accompanied by thunderstorms and flash floods - hence precaution is advised.
May is the wettest month but still witnesses an increase in sunshine hours to nine per day making it a warmer than the previous months.
The ocean temperature rises steadily to 53.6°F (12°C) and small crowds on the beaches are noted. Swimming in the cold water followed by basking in the warm sun is plausible.
  • Average high temperature in May: 70.8°F

Warmest month (with highest average high temperature) is July (84.1°F).
Month with lowest average high temperature is January (38.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 54°F

Month with highest average low temperature is July (68.8°F).
Coldest month (with lowest average low temperature) is January (26.9°F).

  • Average humidity in May: 62.7%

Month with highest relative humidity is September (67.8%).
Month with lowest relative humidity is April (55.3%).

  • Average rainfall in May: 4.2"

Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is July (4.6").
Driest month (with lowest rainfall) is February (3.1").

  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.1 days

Month with highest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).
Month with lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

Month with highest snowfall is February (9.2").
Months with lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

Month with highest number of snowfall days is January (4 days).
Months with lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

  • Average sea temperature in May: 52°F

Best month for swimming (with highest average sea temperature) is August (73°F).
Coldest months (with lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (41°F).

  • Average daylight in May: 14h

Months with longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 15h).
Month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.3h

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 8.7h).
Month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Month with lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).