Palm Desert weather in May (California, United States of America)

Planning a trip to Palm Desert in May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Palm Desert generally has very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 34°C, while night temperatures can drop to 18°C.

While these temperatures are typical, some days might be even hotter. Always be prepared for the unexpected spikes in warmth. Dressing in lightweight and breathable outfits will help you stay cool. Don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sun protection to handle the heat better.

Palm Desert in May usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 0.2 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 0 days.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures January, February, March, April, October, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Palm Desert, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 18°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 34°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 17°C *  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 0%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 0.2 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 0 days  
* Data from: Palm Springs, the United States of America (18 KM, 11 Miles).

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 Palm Desert in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. With a water temperature of around 17°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

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