May weather forecast
Poughkeepsie, NY

The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York
The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is an agreeable month in Poughkeepsie, New York, with temperature in the range of an average high of 69.4°F (20.8°C) and an average low of 48.2°F (9°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature increases from a moderate 57.4°F (14.1°C) in April to an agreeable 69.4°F (20.8°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 48.2°F (9°C).

Humidity

In Poughkeepsie, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

Rainfall

In Poughkeepsie, in May, it is raining for 15.8 days, with typically 2.56" (65mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Poughkeepsie, New York, there are 157.6 rainfall days, and 28.9" (734mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows in Poughkeepsie. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Poughkeepsie aggregates 0.39" (10mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 35.9 snowfall days, and 16.57" (421mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Poughkeepsie is 14h and 34min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:51 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 5:23 am and sunset at 8:22 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 8.5h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

How much does it rain in Poughkeepsie in May?

In May, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the rain falls for 15.8 days. Throughout May, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Poughkeepsie?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Poughkeepsie, New York. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Poughkeepsie aggregates 0.39" (10mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Poughkeepsie have in May?

In Poughkeepsie, New York, the average day length in May is 14h and 34min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Poughkeepsie?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:51 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of the month, in Poughkeepsie, sunrise is at 5:23 am and sunset at 8:22 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Poughkeepsie have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May in Poughkeepsie is 8.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Poughkeepsie?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average temperature in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 69.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (32.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 48.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average pressure in May - Poughkeepsie, 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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average wind speed in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average humidity in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

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Average rainfall in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.56"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.39"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.21").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.2 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (9.8 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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 34min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average UV index in May - Poughkeepsie, 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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 36).

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Average visibility in May
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average visibility in May - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

The month with the highest visibility is April (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (5mi).

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