May weather forecast and climate
Potsdam, NY

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a comfortable month in Potsdam, New York, with temperature in the range of an average low of 45.7°F (7.6°C) and an average high of 64.4°F (18°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a cool 50.2°F (10.1°C) in April, to an enjoyable 64.4°F (18°C). In May, in Potsdam, New York, the average low-temperature is 45.7°F (7.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Potsdam is 78%.

Rainfall

In May, in Potsdam, the rain falls for 16.4 days. Throughout May, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Potsdam, there are 156 rainfall days, and 29.72" (755mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Potsdam aggregates 0.35" (9mm) of snow. In Potsdam, during the entire year, snow falls for 74.7 days, and aggregates up to 37.99" (965mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Potsdam is 14.8h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 8.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Potsdam?

In May, the average high-temperature is 64.4°F (18°C), and the average low-temperature is 45.7°F (7.6°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Potsdam?

In May, the average relative humidity in Potsdam is 78%.

How much does it rain in Potsdam in May?

In Potsdam, in May, it is raining for 16.4 days, with typically 2.72" (69mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Potsdam?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Potsdam. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Potsdam aggregates 0.35" (9mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in May in Potsdam?

In Potsdam, the average length of the day in May is 14.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Potsdam have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Potsdam is 8.3h.

How high is the UV index in May in Potsdam?

In Potsdam, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Potsdam, NY

Average temperature in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 64.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (77°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 45.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (58.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°F).

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Average pressure in May
Potsdam, NY

Average pressure in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 29.97"

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

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Average wind speed in May
Potsdam, NY

Average wind speed in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 7.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and April (8.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.4mph).

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Average humidity in May
Potsdam, NY

Average humidity in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (77%).

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Average rainfall in May
Potsdam, NY

Average rainfall in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.72"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.03").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are March and September (2.01").

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Average rainfall days in May
Potsdam, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Potsdam, NY

Average snowfall in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8.39").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Potsdam, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (17.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 2.6).

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Average sunshine days in May
Potsdam, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (15 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Potsdam, NY

Average UV index in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in May
Potsdam, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Potsdam, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 45

Months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 75).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 35).

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Average visibility in May
Potsdam, NY

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

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, September and October (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and February (4mi).

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