May weather forecast and climate
Hickory, NC

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Hickory, North Carolina, with average temperature fluctuating between 56.3°F (13.5°C) and 77°F (25°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an agreeable 68.4°F (20.2°C) in April, to a warm 77°F (25°C). In Hickory, the average low-temperature is 56.3°F (13.5°C).

Humidity

May and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months in Hickory.

Rainfall

In Hickory, during May, the rain falls for 17.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.5" (89mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Hickory, there are 163.1 rainfall days, and 32.01" (813mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Hickory snow does not fall in April through October.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Hickory is 9.8h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Hickory. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 Hickory?

In Hickory, in May, the average high-temperature is 77°F (25°C), and the average low-temperature is 56.3°F (13.5°C).

What is the most humid month in Hickory?

Months with the highest humidity are May and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What is the average humidity in May in Hickory?

In Hickory, the average relative humidity in May is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Hickory?

In Hickory, North Carolina, in May, it is raining for 17.4 days, with typically 3.5" (89mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Hickory?

In Hickory, North Carolina, snow does not fall in April through October.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Hickory?

In May, the average sunshine in Hickory is 9.8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Hickory?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in May in Hickory?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Hickory, North Carolina, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Hickory, NC

Average temperature in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 77°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (45.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 56.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (30.6°F).

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Average pressure in May
Hickory, NC

Average pressure in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"

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

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Average wind speed in May
Hickory, NC

Average wind speed in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (3.8mph).

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Average humidity in May
Hickory, NC

Average humidity in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Hickory, NC

Average rainfall in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (3.58").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (1.97").

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Average rainfall days in May
Hickory, NC

Average rainfall days in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Hickory, NC

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

The month with the highest snowfall is December (2.28").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Hickory, NC

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.5h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Hickory, NC

Average sunshine days in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10 days).

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Average UV index in May
Hickory, NC

Average UV index in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average UV index in May: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Hickory, NC

Average cloud cover in May - Hickory, NC
  • Average cloud cover in May: 37

Months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in May
Hickory, NC

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

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

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