Winston-Salem
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Winston-Salem, NC

Lit skyscrapers and streets seen at dusk in Winston - Salem City, North Carolina, and a far view of the colorful sunset sky, with orange and red parts
Lit skyscrapers and streets seen at dusk in Winston - Salem City, North Carolina, and a far view of the colorful sunset sky, with orange and red parts
The last month of the spring, May, is a warm month in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with average temperature ranging between max 78.8°F (26°C) and min 54.9°F (12.7°C).

Temperature

In Winston-Salem, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from an agreeable 70°F (21.1°C) in April, to a warm 78.8°F (26°C). In Winston-Salem, the average low-temperature is 54.9°F (12.7°C).

Rainfall

In Winston-Salem, in May, during 10 rainfall days, 3.9" (99.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, during the entire year, the rain falls for 106 days and collects up to 43.4" (1102.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Winston-Salem is 14.1h.

Sunshine

May through July, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 9 transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. 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 Winston-Salem?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Winston-Salem, is 78.8°F (26°C), while the average low-temperature is 54.9°F (12.7°C).

How much does it rain in Winston-Salem in May?

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in May, during 10 rainfall days, 3.9" (99.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

Does it snow in Winston-Salem in May?

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

When it does not snow in Winston-Salem?

In Winston-Salem snow does not fall in May through October.

What is the average length of the day in May in Winston-Salem?

The average length of the day in May is 14.1h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Winston-Salem?

May through July, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Winston-Salem.

How many hours of sunshine does Winston-Salem have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is 9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Winston-Salem?

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 9. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Average high temperature in May: 78.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (49.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 54.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (28.8°F).

Average rainfall in May - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.7").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is November (2.6").

Average rainfall days in May - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (6 days).

Average snowfall in May - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (3").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Average UV index in May: 9

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