May weather forecast
Athens, GA

The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity
The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a moderately hot month in Athens, Georgia, with an average temperature varying between 80.6°F (27°C) and 60.1°F (15.6°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases from an agreeable 72.7°F (22.6°C) in April to a moderately hot 80.6°F (27°C). In Athens, Georgia, the average low-temperature is 60.1°F (15.6°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is evaluated at 84.2°F (29°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, clothing, wind, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 75%.

Rainfall

In Athens, in May, it is raining for 16.7 days, with typically 3.58" (91mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Athens, Georgia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 168.2 days and collects up to 36.85" (936mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Athens is 13h and 56min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 6:43 am and sunset at 8:17 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:23 am and sunset at 8:38 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May in Athens is 9.7h.

UV index

In Athens, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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 the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Athens?

In Athens, in May, the average high-temperature is 80.6°F (27°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.1°F (15.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in May is evaluated at 84.2°F (29°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Athens?

The average relative humidity in May in Athens, Georgia, is 75%.

How much does it rain in Athens in May?

In May, in Athens, the rain falls for 16.7 days. Throughout May, 3.58" (91mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Athens?

In Athens, snow does not fall in April through November.

How many hours of daylight does Athens have in May?

The average day length in May in Athens is 13h and 56min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Athens?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:43 am and sunset at 8:17 pm. On the last day of the month, in Athens, Georgia, sunrise is at 6:23 am and sunset at 8:38 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Athens?

In Athens, the average sunshine duration in May is 9.7h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Athens?

In Athens, Georgia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Athens, GA

Average temperature in May - Athens, GA
  • Average high temperature in May: 80.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 60.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (35.1°F).

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Average pressure in May
Athens, GA

Average pressure in May - Athens, GA
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Athens, GA

Average wind speed in May - Athens, GA
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (7.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Athens, GA

Average humidity in May - Athens, GA
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July, October and November (72%).

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Average rainfall in May
Athens, GA

Average rainfall in May - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.58"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in May
Athens, GA

Average rainfall days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.7 days).
The months with the least rainy days are October and November (9.4 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Athens, GA

Average snowfall in May - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.79").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Athens, GA

Average snowfall days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Athens, GA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Athens, GA
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 56min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 23min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 56min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Athens, GA

Average sunshine days in May - Athens, GA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Athens, GA

Average UV index in May - Athens, GA
  • Average UV index in May: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Athens, GA

Average cloud cover in May - Athens, GA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
Athens, GA

Average visibility in May - Athens, GA
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

The 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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