May weather forecast and climate
Atlanta, GA

Beautiful sky and cityscape of Atlanta in Georgia, USA
Beautiful sky and cityscape of Atlanta in Georgia, USA

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Atlanta, is a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 81°F (27.2°C) and min 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a pleasant 72.9°F (22.7°C) in April, to a warm 81°F (27.2°C). In Atlanta, the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at 84.7°F (29.3°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Atlanta is 71%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 13.5 days. Throughout May, 1.14" (29mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Atlanta, there are 134.6 rainfall days, and 14.72" (374mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Atlanta snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

In Atlanta, Georgia, the average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10h.

UV index

In Atlanta, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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 Atlanta?

In Atlanta, in May, the average high-temperature is 81°F (27.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in May is estimated at 84.7°F (29.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, the average relative humidity in May is 71%.

How many days does it rain in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, during May, the rain falls for 13.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.14" (29mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, Georgia, snow does not fall in April through November.

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

The average length of the day in May is 13.9h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Atlanta?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Atlanta is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Atlanta, GA

Average temperature in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average high temperature in May: 27.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 16.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (22°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (1.6°C).

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Average pressure in May
Atlanta, GA

Average pressure in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1015.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Atlanta, GA

Average wind speed in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average wind speed in May: 9.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (12.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Atlanta, GA

Average humidity in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July and August (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Atlanta, GA

Average rainfall in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average rainfall in May: 29mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (59mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (14mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Atlanta, GA

Average rainfall days in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.9 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Atlanta, GA

Average snowfall in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (5mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Atlanta, GA

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average daylight in May: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Atlanta, GA

Average sunshine days in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Atlanta, GA

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Atlanta, GA

Average cloud cover in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Atlanta, GA

Average visibility in May - Atlanta, GA
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

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