Asheville
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Asheville, NC

A picturesque townscape of the scenic Asheville City in North Carolina, neon-lit buildings, and a far view of hilly landscapes, with a clear
A picturesque townscape of the scenic Asheville City in North Carolina, neon-lit buildings, and a far view of hilly landscapes, with a clear
The last month of the spring, May, is a moderately hot month in Asheville, North Carolina, with average temperature ranging between max 74.8°F (23.8°C) and min 51.4°F (10.8°C).

Temperature

In Asheville, North Carolina, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an enjoyable 67.6°F (19.8°C) in April, to a moderately hot 74.8°F (23.8°C). In May, in Asheville, North Carolina, the average low-temperature is 51.4°F (10.8°C).

Humidity

In Asheville, the average relative humidity is 75.3%.

Rainfall

In Asheville, during May, the rain falls for 11.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.7" (93mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 128 rainfall days, and 45.6" (1157.6mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows. In Asheville, North Carolina, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 9.9" (251.5mm).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14.1h.

Sunshine

In Asheville, the average sunshine in May is 8.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 9 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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.

What is the temperature in May in Asheville?

In Asheville, in May, the average high-temperature is 74.8°F (23.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 51.4°F (10.8°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Asheville?

In May, the average relative humidity in Asheville, North Carolina, is 75.3%.

How much does it rain in Asheville in May?

In May, in Asheville, North Carolina, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout May, 3.7" (93mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Does it snow in Asheville in May?

In May, in Asheville, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

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

The average length of the day in May in Asheville, North Carolina, is 14.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Asheville have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Asheville is 8.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Asheville?

In Asheville, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 74.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (47.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 51.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.7°F).

Average humidity in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average humidity in May: 75.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (84.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (66.2%).

Average rainfall in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (4.7").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (2.9").

Average rainfall days in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (8.2 days).

Average snowfall in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.5h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

Average UV index in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average UV index in May: 9

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).