Weather in May in United States of America

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May in United States of America. Is this month a good time to go to United States of America? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in United States of America in May?

The weather in United States of America in May ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During May in United States of America, the temperature ranges from very low in Point Barrow with -4°C (25°F) to very high temperatures in Phoenix with 35°C (95°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (70°F) in Phoenix and -9°C (16°F) in Point Barrow.

Precipitation in May ranges from almost non in Palm Springs with an average of 0.5mm (0inch) rainfall to heavy in Yakutat with 198mm (7.8inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 258 hours of sunshine in New York during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in United States of America.

Where to go in United States of America in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in United States of America on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in United States of America

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in United States of America?

Average weather in New York

In May New York generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (55°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

New York
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 62°F 
7°C / 45°F 
225 hours 
106mm / 4.2inch 
11 days 
22°C / 72°F 
13°C / 55°F 
258 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 80°F 
18°C / 64°F 
259 hours 
113mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
Climate in New York

Average weather in Kissimmee

In May Kissimmee generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Kissimmee
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
16°C / 60°F 
300 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
6 days 
31°C / 88°F 
19°C / 66°F 
300 hours 
107mm / 4.2inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
330 hours 
235mm / 9.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Kissimmee

Average weather in Orlando

In May Orlando generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Orlando
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
16°C / 61°F 
68mm / 2.7inch 
6 days 
31°C / 88°F 
19°C / 66°F 
87mm / 3.4inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
205mm / 8.1inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Orlando

Average weather in Los Angeles

In May Los Angeles generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (58°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Los Angeles
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
305 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
3 days 
24°C / 74°F 
15°C / 58°F 
276 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 78°F 
16°C / 61°F 
275 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
Climate in Los Angeles

Average weather in Destin

In May Destin generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Destin
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
25°C / 77°F 
16°C / 60°F 
118mm / 4.6inch 
6 days 
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
85mm / 3.3inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
21°C / 69°F 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
Climate in Destin

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Is May the best time to go to United States of America?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit United States of America with commonly pleasant weather in New York. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit United States of America is in May, June, July, August and September with generally pleasant weather in New York. The worst months are January, February, March and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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