Average Weather in May in Vandenberg Village California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 47°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on October 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Vandenberg Village typically range from 53°F to 71°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°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
The month of May in Vandenberg Village experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 27% 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 45%, while on August 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Vandenberg Village, 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 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Vandenberg Village is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Vandenberg Village, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Vandenberg Village is 6:11 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:50 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 Vandenberg Village 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 5:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 29 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, 50 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Vandenberg Village is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 14, 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 Vandenberg Village is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during May is 11.6 miles per hour on May 24.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village is essentially constant during May, remaining around 55°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Vandenberg Village typically lasts for 11 months (348 days), from around January 15 to around December 29, rarely starting after March 8, or ending before November 20.
The month of May in Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village are increasing during May, increasing by 198°F, from 556°F to 754°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village are 34.708 deg latitude, -120.468 deg longitude, and 364 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vandenberg Village contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 840 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 378 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,011 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,814 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vandenberg Village is covered by shrubs (35%), cropland (26%), grassland (21%), and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by grassland (43%) and shrubs (21%), and within 50 miles by water (54%) and shrubs (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vandenberg Village and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lompoc Airport (29%, 4.6 kilometers, south); Lompoc, Vandenberg Air Force Base (31%, 9 kilometers, west); Vandenberg Range (31%, 9 kilometers, west); and Santa Maria Airport (9%, 21 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .