May weather forecast
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Albany, is a comfortable month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 67.6°F (19.8°C) and an average low of 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Temperature

In Albany, the average high-temperature rises, from a cool 54.3°F (12.4°C) in April, to a comfortable 67.6°F (19.8°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Albany is 75%.

Rainfall

In Albany, New York,, it is raining for 17.1 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Albany, there are 162.8 rainfall days, and 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows in Albany, New York. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Albany aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow. In Albany, during the entire year, snow falls for 50.4 days, and aggregates up to 27.2" (691mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 14.7h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Albany. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Albany?

In May, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How much does it rain in Albany in May?

In Albany, during May, the rain falls for 17.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Albany?

May is the last month it regularly snows in Albany. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Albany aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

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

In Albany, New York, the average length of the day in May is 14.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Albany?

In Albany, the average sunshine in May is 9h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Albany?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Albany.

What is the UV index reading in May in Albany?

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

Average temperature in May
Albany, NY

Average temperature in May - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 19.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (27.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-1.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 8.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.5°C).

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Average pressure in May
Albany, NY

Average pressure in May - Albany, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Albany, NY

Average wind speed in May - Albany, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.5km/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 (8.3km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Albany, NY

Average humidity in May - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (73%).

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Average rainfall in May
Albany, NY

Average rainfall in May - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 76mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (81mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (49mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Albany, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Albany, NY

Average snowfall in May - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 6mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (194mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Albany, NY

Average snowfall days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Albany, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Albany, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Albany, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.6 days).

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Average UV index in May
Albany, NY

Average UV index in May - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Albany, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Albany, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 58).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in May
Albany, NY

Average visibility in May - Albany, NY
  • Average visibility in May: 9km

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

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