May weather forecast
Columbia, MS

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Columbia, Mississippi, with average temperature varying between 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 63.9°F (17.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 77.9°F (25.5°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 84.7°F (29.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Columbia, is 63.9°F (17.7°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is computed to be a hot 93.9°F (34.4°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind), and activity. 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 particularly important for children. 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

In May, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Columbia, in May, during 14.1 rainfall days, 2.48" (63mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Columbia, Mississippi, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.7 days and collects up to 30.91" (785mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Columbia snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Columbia is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Columbia is 9.9h.

UV index

In Columbia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Columbia?

In May, in Columbia, Mississippi, the average high-temperature is 84.7°F (29.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.9°F (17.7°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is computed to be 93.9°F (34.4°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Columbia?

In Columbia, the average relative humidity in May is 75%.

How much does it rain in Columbia in May?

In Columbia, Mississippi, in May, it is raining for 14.1 days, with typically 2.48" (63mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Columbia?

April through November are months without snowfall.

How many hours of daylight does Columbia have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Columbia is 13.8h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Columbia?

In May, the average sunshine in Columbia is 9.9h.

How high is the UV index in May in Columbia?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Columbia is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Columbia, MS

Average temperature in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average high temperature in May: 29.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (13.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 17.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (4.4°C).

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Average pressure in May
Columbia, MS

Average pressure in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Columbia, MS

Average wind speed in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average wind speed in May: 9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.2km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Columbia, MS

Average humidity in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in May
Columbia, MS

Average rainfall in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average rainfall in May: 63mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (102mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Columbia, MS

Average rainfall days in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (22.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.8 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Columbia, MS

Average snowfall in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (10mm).
The 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
Columbia, MS

Average snowfall days in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sunshine in May
Columbia, MS

Average sunshine in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average sunshine in May: 9.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.9).

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Average sunshine days in May
Columbia, MS

Average sunshine days in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.7 days).

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Average UV index in May
Columbia, MS

Average UV index in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in May
Columbia, MS

Average cloud cover in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in May
Columbia, MS

Average visibility in May - Columbia, MS
  • Average visibility in May: 8km

The months with the highest visibility are January, October and November (9km).
The months with the lowest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and December (8km).

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