Average Weather in May in Orcutt California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 47°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on September 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orcutt typically range from 53°F to 73°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 62°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
Quilpué, Chile (5,670 miles away); Chipispaya, Peru (4,897 miles); and Campos do Jordão, Brazil (6,317 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Orcutt (view comparison).
The month of May in Orcutt experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 20%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on August 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Orcutt, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 6% and ending it at 2%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 31.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Orcutt is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Orcutt, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 12 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Orcutt is 6:10 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:49 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:47 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 8:09 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Orcutt during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:48 AM and sets 14 hours, 30 minutes later, at 8:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 49 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Orcutt is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Orcutt is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during May is 10.3 miles per hour on May 9.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Orcutt is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Orcutt is essentially constant during May, remaining around 55°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Orcutt typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 3 to around December 7, rarely starting after April 6, or ending before November 15.
The month of May in Orcutt is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Orcutt are increasing during May, increasing by 218°F, from 574°F to 792°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Orcutt is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 7.4 kWh to 8.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Orcutt are 34.865 deg latitude, -120.436 deg longitude, and 472 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Orcutt contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 696 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 425 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,637 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,814 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Orcutt is covered by artificial surfaces (35%), cropland (34%), and grassland (26%), within 10 miles by grassland (49%) and cropland (33%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Orcutt year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Orcutt.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Orcutt according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Orcutt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Orcutt and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Santa Maria Airport (60%, 3.9 kilometers, north); Lompoc, Vandenberg Air Force Base (15%, 20 kilometers, southwest); Vandenberg Range (15%, 20 kilometers, southwest); and Lompoc Airport (11%, 22 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .