May weather forecast
Norfolk, VA

A breathtaking night panorama of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia
A breathtaking night panorama of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Norfolk, is a warm month, with an average temperature varying between 61.3°F (16.3°C) and 73.4°F (23°C).

Temperature

In Norfolk, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises from a comfortable 64.9°F (18.3°C) in April to a moderately hot 73.4°F (23°C). In Norfolk, Virginia, in May, the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Humidity

The most humid month in Norfolk is May, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

Rainfall

In Norfolk, Virginia, in May, during 15.5 rainfall days, 1.89" (48mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Norfolk, during the entire year, the rain falls for 151.9 days and collects up to 20.35" (517mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Norfolk, snow does not fall in April through October.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature is 61.5°F (16.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 61.5°F (16.4°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Norfolk, Virginia, is 14h and 9min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:10 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of May, in Norfolk, sunrise is at 5:47 am and sunset at 8:18 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 9.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 Norfolk?

In Norfolk, in May, the average high-temperature is 73.4°F (23°C), and the average low-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C).

What is the most humid month in Norfolk?

May is the most humid month in Norfolk, Virginia, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

What is the average humidity in May in Norfolk?

In May, the average relative humidity in Norfolk, Virginia, is 78%.

How much does it rain in Norfolk in May?

In Norfolk, Virginia, during May, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.89" (48mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, snow does not fall in April through October.

How cold is the water in May in Norfolk?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Norfolk, Virginia, is 61.5°F (16.4°C). Swimming in 61.5°F (16.4°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

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

The average day length in May is 14h and 9min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Norfolk?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:10 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:47 am and sunset at 8:18 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Norfolk have in May?

In Norfolk, the average sunshine duration in May is 9.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in May
Norfolk, VA

Average temperature in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average high temperature in May: 73.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (45.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.7°F).

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Average pressure in May
Norfolk, VA

Average pressure in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average pressure in May: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in May
Norfolk, VA

Average wind speed in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average wind speed in May: 9.1mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (10.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7.5mph).

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Average humidity in May
Norfolk, VA

Average humidity in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average humidity in May: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (78%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in May
Norfolk, VA

Average rainfall in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.89"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.52").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.1").

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Average rainfall days in May
Norfolk, VA

Average rainfall days in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Norfolk, VA

Average snowfall in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.47").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in May
Norfolk, VA

Average snowfall days in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (2.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Norfolk, VA

Average sea temperature in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average sea temperature in May: 61.6°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (80°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (44.5°F).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Norfolk, VA

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average daylight in May: 14h and 9min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 39min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 41min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Norfolk, VA

Average sunshine days in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (10.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Norfolk, VA

Average UV index in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in May
Norfolk, VA

Average cloud cover in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average cloud cover in May: 36

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in May
Norfolk, VA

Average visibility in May - Norfolk, VA
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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