May weather forecast
Raleigh, NC

The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Raleigh, is a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 60.8°F (16°C).

Temperature

In Raleigh, North Carolina, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases from an agreeable 70.5°F (21.4°C) in April to a moderately hot 78.4°F (25.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Raleigh, is 60.8°F (16°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Raleigh, during 17.1 rainfall days, 3.19" (81mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Raleigh, during the entire year, the rain falls for 163.2 days and collects up to 32.2" (818mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Raleigh, the average length of the day in May is 14h and 4min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:22 am and sunset at 8:01 pm. On the last day of May, in Raleigh, sunrise is at 6:00 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Raleigh, the average sunshine in May is 9.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Raleigh is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against 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 Raleigh?

In May, in Raleigh, the average high-temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

What is the most humid month in Raleigh?

May, September and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months in Raleigh, North Carolina.

What is the average humidity in May in Raleigh?

In May, the average relative humidity in Raleigh, North Carolina, is 76%.

How much does it rain in Raleigh in May?

In Raleigh, in May, it is raining for 17.1 days, with typically 3.19" (81mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Raleigh?

April through October are months without snowfall.

How many hours of daylight does Raleigh have in May?

In Raleigh, the average day length in May is 14h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Raleigh?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:22 am and sunset at 8:01 pm. On the last day of the month, in Raleigh, sunrise is at 6:00 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Raleigh?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Raleigh is 9.5h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Raleigh?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Raleigh is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Raleigh, NC

Average temperature in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 78.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 60.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.9°F).

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Average pressure in May
Raleigh, NC

Average pressure in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average pressure in May: 30.02"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Raleigh, NC

Average wind speed in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average wind speed in May: 7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Raleigh, NC

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

The months with the highest relative humidity are May, September and December (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, March, April, June, July and November (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.19"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.43").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.13").

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Average rainfall days in May
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall days in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Raleigh, NC

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.46").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Raleigh, NC

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.1 days).
The 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
Raleigh, NC

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 33min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 30min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Raleigh, NC

Average sunshine days in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.5 days).

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Average UV index in May
Raleigh, NC

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

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Raleigh, NC

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

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 42).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Raleigh, NC

Average visibility in May - Raleigh, NC
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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