May weather forecast
Potsdam, NY

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is an enjoyable month in Potsdam, New York, with an average temperature varying between 45.7°F (7.6°C) and 64.4°F (18°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises from a fresh 50.2°F (10.1°C) in April to a comfortable 64.4°F (18°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 45.7°F (7.6°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In May, in Potsdam, New York, the rain falls for 16.4 days. Throughout May, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Potsdam, during the entire year, the rain falls for 156 days and collects up to 29.72" (755mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.6 snowfall days, 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 May in Potsdam is 14h and 50min.
On the first day of May in Potsdam, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 8:04 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:17 am and sunset at 8:37 pm EDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
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. 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. 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 Potsdam?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Potsdam?

In Potsdam, during May, the rain falls for 16.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.72" (69mm) of 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 day length in May is 14h and 50min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Potsdam?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:49 am and sunset at 8:04 pm. On the last day of the month, in Potsdam, sunrise is at 5:17 am and sunset at 8:37 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Potsdam have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May is 8.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Potsdam?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Potsdam is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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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"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
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%

The 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").
The 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).
The 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: 14h and 50min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 31min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 53min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 2h and 36min).

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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

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
The 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

The 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

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

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