May weather forecast and climate
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a pleasant month in New York, New York, with average temperature ranging between max 68°F (20°C) and min 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature rises, from a mild 57.6°F (14.2°C) in April, to an agreeable 68°F (20°C). In May, in New York, the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in New York is 75%.

Rainfall

In New York, it is raining for 17.9 days, with typically 3.39" (86mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 169 rainfall days, and 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In New York, New York, snow does not fall in May through October.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In New York, the average length of the day is 14.5h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in New York, New York, is 8.8h.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in New York is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in New York?

In New York, New York, in May, the average high-temperature is 68°F (20°C), and the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

What is the average humidity in May in New York?

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

How much does it rain in New York in May?

In New York, New York, during May, the rain falls for 17.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.39" (86mm) of precipitation.

Does it snow in New York in May?

In May, in New York, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in New York?

In New York, New York, snow does not fall in May through October.

What is the water temperature in May in New York?

In New York, in May, the average water temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C). Swimming in 52.5°F (11.4°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the average length of the day in May in New York?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in New York?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in New York?

In New York, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
New York, NY

Average temperature in May - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in May: 20°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 12.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-3.3°C).

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Average pressure in May
New York, NY

Average pressure in May - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1019.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
New York, NY

Average wind speed in May - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in May: 12.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (16km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (10.7km/h).

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Average humidity in May
New York, NY

Average humidity in May - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in May: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
New York, NY

Average rainfall in May - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in May: 86mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (102mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (55mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in May - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in May: 17.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in May
New York, NY

Average snowfall in May - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (67mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in May - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in May - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in May: 11.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (4.3°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
New York, NY

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - New York, NY
  • 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: 8.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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Average sunshine days in May
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in May - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in May: 11 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
New York, NY

Average UV index in May - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in May: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
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
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in May - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in May: 44

Months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in May
New York, NY

Average visibility in May - New York, NY
  • 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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