Average Weather in May in Dawson Creek Canada
In Dawson Creek, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 56°F to 65°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 75°F or dropping below 45°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 36°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dawson Creek typically range from 52°F to 73°F, while on January 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 6°F to 19°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 Dawson Creek experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
Cloud Cover in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dawson Creek, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on June 21, and its lowest chance is 12% on April 6.
Over the course of May in Dawson Creek, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 14% to 26%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Dawson Creek is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Dawson Creek, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 29 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 26 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 15 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 17 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Dawson Creek is 5:17 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 52 minutes earlier at 4:25 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:40 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 53 minutes later at 9:33 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Dawson Creek during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:15 AM and sets 17 hours, 34 minutes later, at 9:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:29 AM and sets 7 hours, 0 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Dawson Creek is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, 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 Dawson Creek is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Dawson Creek is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 6.0 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 Dawson Creek are 55.760 deg latitude, -120.240 deg longitude, and 2,290 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dawson Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 463 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,267 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,450 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,213 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dawson Creek is covered by cropland (52%), sparse vegetation (28%), and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dawson Creek 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dawson Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dawson Creek 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 Dawson Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dawson Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort St. John Airport (29%, 62 kilometers, northwest); Spirit River Auto Station, Alta (23%, 64 kilometers, east); Cleardale AGDM (25%, 68 kilometers, northeast); Beaverlodge (19%, 82 kilometers, southeast); and Mackenzie Airport (5%, 189 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .