May weather forecast and climate
Elko, NV

The front of the iconic county courthouse of Elko County in Nevada
The front of the iconic county courthouse of Elko County in Nevada

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a comfortable month in Elko, Nevada, with temperature in the range of an average low of 41.2°F (5.1°C) and an average high of 62.1°F (16.7°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a cool 51.6°F (10.9°C) in April, to a comfortable 62.1°F (16.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Elko, is 41.2°F (5.1°C).

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 45%.

Rainfall

In Elko, during 11.3 rainfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 92.1 rainfall days, and 10.28" (261mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. May is the last month it regularly snows in Elko. During 0.7 snowfall days, in May, Elko aggregates 0.39" (10mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 53 snowfall days, and 30.28" (769mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 14.5h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Elko is 11.2h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Elko is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in May in Elko?

In May, the average relative humidity in Elko is 45%.

How much does it rain in Elko in May?

In Elko, in May, during 11.3 rainfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Elko?

May is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.7 snowfall days, in May, Elko aggregates 0.39" (10mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Elko have in May?

In Elko, Nevada, the average length of the day in May is 14.5h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Elko?

In May, the average sunshine is 11.2h.

How high is the UV index in May in Elko?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Elko is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Elko, NV

Average temperature in May - Elko, NV
  • Average high temperature in May: 16.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (-0.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 5.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.2°C).

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Average pressure in May
Elko, NV

Average pressure in May - Elko, NV
  • Average pressure in May: 1012.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1024.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1011.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Elko, NV

Average wind speed in May - Elko, NV
  • Average wind speed in May: 12km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (12.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (9.1km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Elko, NV

Average humidity in May - Elko, NV
  • Average humidity in May: 45%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (26%).

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Average rainfall in May
Elko, NV

Average rainfall in May - Elko, NV
  • Average rainfall in May: 32mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (34mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (9mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Elko, NV

Average rainfall days in May - Elko, NV
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (5.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Elko, NV

Average snowfall in May - Elko, NV
  • Average snowfall in May: 10mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (212mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Elko, NV

Average snowfall days in May - Elko, NV
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (12.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Elko, NV

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Elko, NV
  • Average daylight in May: 14.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.2h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 12.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Elko, NV

Average sunshine days in May - Elko, NV
  • Average sunshine days in May: 15.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Elko, NV

Average UV index in May - Elko, NV
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Elko, NV

Average cloud cover in May - Elko, NV
  • Average cloud cover in May: 23

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 39).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in May
Elko, NV

Average visibility in May - Elko, NV
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (8km).

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