May weather forecast
Asheville, NC

A colorful townscape of the scenic Asheville City in North Carolina
A colorful townscape of the scenic Asheville City in North Carolina

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Asheville, North Carolina, with an average temperature varying between 52.3°F (11.3°C) and 73.8°F (23.2°C).

Temperature

In Asheville, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases from an enjoyable 65.5°F (18.6°C) in April to a moderately hot 73.8°F (23.2°C). In Asheville, in May, the average low-temperature is 52.3°F (11.3°C).

Humidity

May is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

Rainfall

In Asheville, during 17.3 rainfall days, 3.15" (80mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Asheville, during the entire year, the rain falls for 153.8 days and collects up to 30.12" (765mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Asheville, snow does not fall through October.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 14h and 4min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 6:38 am and sunset at 8:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:16 am and sunset at 8:39 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 9.6h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Asheville is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Asheville?

In May, in Asheville, North Carolina, the average high-temperature is 73.8°F (23.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 52.3°F (11.3°C).

What is the most humid month in Asheville?

May is the most humid month in Asheville, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

What is the average humidity in May in Asheville?

In Asheville, North Carolina, the average relative humidity in May is 78%.

How many days does it rain in May in Asheville?

In Asheville, in May, it is raining for 17.3 days, with typically 3.15" (80mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Asheville?

May through October are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in Asheville in May?

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

How many hours of daylight does Asheville have in May?

The average day length in May in Asheville, North Carolina, is 14h and 4min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Asheville?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:38 am and sunset at 8:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:16 am and sunset at 8:39 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Asheville?

In Asheville, the average sunshine duration in May is 9.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Asheville?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Asheville, North Carolina, is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Asheville, NC

Average temperature in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 73.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (44.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 52.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Asheville, NC

Average pressure in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Asheville, NC

Average wind speed in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.1mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and April (6.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (3.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Asheville, NC

Average humidity in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Asheville, NC

Average rainfall in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.15"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.54").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June and September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in May
Asheville, NC

Average rainfall days in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Asheville, NC

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

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

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Average snowfall days in May
Asheville, NC

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Asheville, NC

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 32min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Asheville, NC

Average sunshine days in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (20.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Asheville, NC

Average UV index in May - Asheville, NC
  • 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 and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Asheville, NC

Average cloud cover in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average cloud cover in May: 38

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in May
Asheville, NC

Average visibility in May - Asheville, NC
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

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

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