May weather forecast
Kingston, NY

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Weather in May

As Spring transitions into early Summer, May sees an upsurge in warmth. Kingston sees a profound transformation in its weather, with temperatures climbing up to 69.3°F (20.7°C). The month is adorned with blue skies and longer daylight hours. Gardens and parks throughout the city are in full bloom, offering enchanting sights to residents and visitors. Despite the relatively dry period, the city maintains a high humidity level resulting in warm but moist conditions.

Temperature

Noticing a change, the average high-temperature during May moves from April's moderate 56.7°F (13.7°C) to a pleasant 69.3°F (20.7°C). Despite substantial daily fluctuations, the average low-temperature in Kingston is a chilly 47.7°F (8.7°C) during May.

Humidity

In Kingston, New York, the average relative humidity in May is 76%.

Rainfall

In Kingston, during May, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation. In Kingston, during the entire year, the rain falls for 152.8 days and collects up to 26.1" (663mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. May is the last month it regularly snows in Kingston. During 0.2 snowfall days, in May, Kingston aggregates 0.24" (6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Kingston, there are 40 snowfall days, and 19.02" (483mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Kingston, the average length of the day in May is 14h and 35min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 7:55 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 5:23 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Kingston, the average sunshine in May is 8.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: A maximum UV index of 5 in May translates into the following recommendations:
Make use of precautions - Suggestions to resist sunburn are communicated. For health reasons, it's advisable to reduce direct sun exposure during peak hours around midday. Sun-related eye harm can be minimized with proper sunglasses offering UVA and UVB coverage. Remember! The Sun's UV radiation can be magnified almost twofold by the reflection of snow.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Kingston in May?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature in Kingston, New York, during May are 69.3°F (20.7°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C) respectively.

What is the average humidity in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, New York, the average relative humidity in May is 76%.

How many days does it rain in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, in May, it is raining for 15.5 days, with typically 2.24" (57mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Kingston?

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

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

In May, the average day length in Kingston is 14h and 35min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Kingston?

On the first day of May in Kingston, New York, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 7:55 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:23 am and sunset at 8:24 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Kingston?

The average sunshine duration in May in Kingston, New York, is 8.8h.

How high is the UV index in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Kingston, NY

Average temperature in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 69.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 47.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (60.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19°F).

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Average pressure in May
Kingston, NY

Average pressure in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 30"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Kingston, NY

Average wind speed in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 5.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in May
Kingston, NY

Average humidity in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

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Average rainfall in May
Kingston, NY

Average rainfall in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.5").

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Average rainfall days in May
Kingston, NY

Average rainfall days in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (16.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Kingston, NY

Average snowfall in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (5.43").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Kingston, NY

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (10.7 days).
The 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
Kingston, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Kingston, NY

Average sunshine days in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Kingston, NY

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Kingston, NY

Average cloud cover in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 34).

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Average visibility in May
Kingston, NY

Average visibility in May - Kingston, NY
  • Average visibility in May: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October and December (5mi).

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