Norfolk
Virginia, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Norfolk, VA

A breathtaking night view of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia, clear roads all over the city, and cloudy and dull skies hovering the horizon
A breathtaking night view of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia, clear roads all over the city, and cloudy and dull skies hovering the horizon
May, the last month of the spring, in Norfolk, is a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 75.4°F (24.1°C) and min 57.9°F (14.4°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a comfortable 67.6°F (19.8°C) in April, to a moderately hot 75.4°F (24.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Norfolk, is 57.9°F (14.4°C).

Humidity

In Norfolk, the average relative humidity in May is 68.8%.

Rainfall

In Norfolk, it is raining for 10.6 days, with typically 3.4" (86.6mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Norfolk, Virginia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 117 days and collects up to 46.5" (1181.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Throughout the year, 5.8" (147.4mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Norfolk, the average seawater temperature is 61.5°F (16.4°C). Swimming in 61.5°F (16.4°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 14.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 8.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 8 transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected skin can be damaged and can burn 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 Norfolk?

In May, the average high-temperature is 75.4°F (24.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 57.9°F (14.4°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Norfolk?

The average relative humidity in May in Norfolk is 68.8%.

How much does it rain in Norfolk in May?

In Norfolk, Virginia, in May, it is raining for 10.6 days, with typically 3.4" (86.6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Norfolk?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Norfolk is 61.5°F (16.4°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 61.5°F (16.4°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

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

In Norfolk, Virginia, the average length of the day in May is 14.2h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Norfolk?

The average sunshine in May in Norfolk is 8.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 75.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 57.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.7°F).

Average humidity in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average humidity in May: 68.8%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (75.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.8%).

Average rainfall in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.5").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (3.1").

Average rainfall days in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 10.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.6 days).

Average snowfall in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.4").
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average sea temperature in May: 61.6°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (80°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (44.5°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average daylight in May: 14.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.8h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

Average UV index in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average UV index in May: 8

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