Kodiak
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Kodiak, AK

Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
May, the last month of the spring, in Kodiak, is also a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 37.6°F (3.1°C) and an average high of 49.5°F (9.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from 43.7°F (6.5°C) in April, to a still chilly 49.5°F (9.7°C). In Kodiak, Alaska, the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout May, 6.3" (160.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 191 rainfall days, and 75.4" (1913.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows in Kodiak. Throughout May, Kodiak aggregates 0.6" (15.2mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Kodiak, 77.6" (1971mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Kodiak, the average seawater temperature in May is 43.7°F (6.5°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Kodiak, the average length of the day is 16.7h.

Sunshine

May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Kodiak.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Kodiak, Alaska, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in May in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, in May, the average high-temperature is 49.5°F (9.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Kodiak?

In May, in Kodiak, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout May, 6.3" (160.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Kodiak?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Kodiak, Alaska. Throughout May, Kodiak aggregates 0.6" (15.2mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, the average seawater temperature in May is 43.7°F (6.5°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

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

In Kodiak, Alaska, the average length of the day in May is 16.7h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Kodiak?

May and June, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Kodiak?

The average sunshine in May is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Kodiak?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Kodiak is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average high temperature in May: 9.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (16.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 3.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-4.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall in May: 160.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (212.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (104.6mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, May and December (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (14 days).

Average snowfall in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall in May: 15.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (444.5mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average sea temperature in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sea temperature in May: 6.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (4.2°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average daylight in May: 16.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 3).

Average UV index in May - Kodiak, AK
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).