This report describes the typical weather at the Tashkent Airport (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) weather station over the course of an average May. It is based on the historical records from 1997 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Tashkent has a continental climate with dry hot summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (66%), grasslands (26%), and built-up areas (7%).
The month of May is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 79°F to 89°F over the course of the month, exceeding 96°F or dropping below 68°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of May, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 57 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is May 1 with 13:59 hours of daylight; the longest day is May 31 with 14:57 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 4:53am on May 31; the latest sunset is at 7:49pm on May 31; the latest sunrise is at 5:21am on May 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:20pm on May 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 43% (partly cloudy) to 65% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing rapidly with the median cloud cover decreasing by 22% from the start to the end of the month.
On May 31, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
On May 1, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 24% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around May 1, occurring in 38% of days. Precipitation is least likely around May 31, occurring in 29% of days.
Throughout May, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around May 26, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 33% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 1, when it is observed during 15% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 29% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 1, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in May or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 23% (dry) to 81% (humid) over the course of a typical May, rarely dropping below 12% (very dry) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around May 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 27% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around May 1, rising above 72% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical May, the dew point typically varies from 41°F (dry) to 56°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 31°F (dry) or above 63°F (mildy humid).
The time of the month between May 1 and May 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of May typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 10 mph (light air to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around May 26, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around May 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).