Average Weather in May in Mission Canyon California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 70°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 50°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on August 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mission Canyon typically range from 59°F to 76°F, while on December 25, 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 Mission Canyon experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 26% to 18%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 82% 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 9, 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 Mission Canyon, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 5% and ending it at 2%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% 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 Mission Canyon is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below -0.0 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 Mission Canyon, 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, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Mission Canyon is 6:08 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:47 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:43 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 8:05 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mission Canyon during 2018, 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 5:46 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:14 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mission Canyon is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 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 Mission Canyon is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 8.4 miles per hour to 7.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Mission Canyon 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 Mission Canyon is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1°F of 57°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Mission Canyon over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 1, with a 62% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mission Canyon are increasing during May, increasing by 310°F, from 681°F to 991°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mission Canyon is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 7.6 kWh to 8.4 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 Mission Canyon are 34.451 deg latitude, -119.713 deg longitude, and 531 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mission Canyon contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,277 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 685 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,190 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,816 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mission Canyon is covered by artificial surfaces (60%), trees (15%), shrubs (12%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (35%) and water (34%), and within 50 miles by water (39%) and shrubs (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mission Canyon 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mission Canyon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mission Canyon 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 Mission Canyon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mission Canyon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (78%, 12 kilometers, west); Oxnard Airport (17%, 54 kilometers, southeast); and Meadows Field (5%, 125 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .