May weather forecast and climate
Columbus, OH

An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio, from the water and over the bridge
An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio, from the water and over the bridge
May is a warm and wet spring month in Columbus with pleasant temperatures in the average range of 42°F (5.6°C) to 73°F (22.8°C). The days are routinely above 60°F (15.6°C), and some even cross 80°F (26.7°C), while nights rarely drop below 35°F (1.7°C).
The 14-hour days bring daily sunshine of 8 hours, as sunny days alternate with dark ones. The persistent wet conditions register 4.1" (104.1mm) of rainfall in May, and it is rare to find snow during the month.
Wear a rain jacket or carry an umbrella, while exploring Columbus on a May Day.

What is the temperature in May in Columbus?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Columbus, Ohio, is 72.9°F (22.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 52.2°F (11.2°C).

How many days does it rain in May in Columbus?

In Columbus, during May, the rain falls for 13.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.2" (105.9mm) of precipitation.

Does it snow in Columbus in May?

In May, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.
Average temperature in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average high temperature in May: 22.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 11.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.2°C).

Average humidity in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average humidity in May: 66.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.5%).

Average rainfall in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall in May: 105.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (121.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (57.2mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.4 days).

Average snowfall in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (233.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average daylight in May: 14.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.9h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.7h).

Average UV index in May - Columbus, OH
  • Average UV index in May: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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