Point Barrow weather in May (Alaska, United States of America)

Planning a trip to Point Barrow in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Point Barrow generally has very low temperatures and low snowfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around -1°C. But by evening, they drop to around -6°C. It's a notably cold month; make sure to wear layers to stay warm. It's wiser to gear up in advance than to be caught off-guard, trembling in the cold.

Point Barrow in May usually receives low snowfall, averaging around 18 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly of the month will see snowfall.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Point Barrow. June typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Point Barrow climate page with graphs.

 

Point Barrow, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -6°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature -1°C  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 18 mm  
HumidityHumidity 87%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  

Where to go in the United States of America in May

Find out more about the weather in the United States of America in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Point Barrow in May?

Visitors traveling to Point Barrow should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat. There will be periods of snow.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Cycling
1/10
Walking
1/10
Barbeque
1/10
Camping
2/10
Outdoor sports
1/10

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