May weather forecast and climate
Charlotte, NC

A small river flowing through the beautiful Marshall Park overlooking Charlotte city buildings, North Carolina
A small river flowing through the beautiful Marshall Park overlooking Charlotte city buildings, North Carolina
May is the sunniest month in Charlotte during which the sunshine lasts for 292 hours. The skies are mostly clear as the average temperatures range from 56°F (13.3°C) to 79°F (26.1°C). The heat and humidity rise a few notches up in May as the crowds gather for the vacation season. Nights are pleasant and mostly stay between 50°F (10°C) and 60°F (15.6°C).
White water rafting, boating, and kayaking gain traction in the clear weather on one of the biggest human-made lakes in Charlotte. Expect mostly sunny days with occasional showers in May.

What is the temperature in May in Charlotte?

In Charlotte, North Carolina, in May, the average high-temperature is 78.8°F (26°C), and the average low-temperature is 57.2°F (14°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Charlotte?

In Charlotte, in May, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 3.7" (95mm) of accumulated precipitation.

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

The average length of the day in May in Charlotte is 14h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Charlotte?

In May, the average sunshine is 9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Charlotte?

In May, the average UV index in Charlotte, North Carolina, is 9.
Average temperature in May - Charlotte, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 79°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 57°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (30°F).

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (4.8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (3.1").

Average rainfall days in May - Charlotte, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March and July (11 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are September and October (7 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Charlotte, NC
  • Average daylight in May: 14h

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: 9h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in May - Charlotte, 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).

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