Average Weather in May in South Taft California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 76°F to 83°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 51°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in South Taft typically range from 67°F to 94°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 59°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 South Taft experiences 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 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In South Taft, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 6% 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 1% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in South Taft is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in South Taft, 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, 29 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 21 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, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in South Taft is 6:06 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 22 minutes earlier at 5:45 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:43 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 8:06 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in South Taft 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 5:43 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in South Taft is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 11, 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 South Taft is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on August 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
South Taft 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 South Taft is essentially constant during May, remaining around 54°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in South Taft typically lasts for 10 months (310 days), from around January 29 to around December 5, rarely starting after March 12, or ending before November 16.
The month of May in South Taft 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 South Taft are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 467°F, from 705°F to 1,172°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in South Taft is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 7.5 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 South Taft are 35.135 deg latitude, -119.456 deg longitude, and 1,007 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of South Taft contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 988 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,086 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,353 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,776 feet).
The area within 2 miles of South Taft is covered by shrubs (86%) and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by grassland (49%) and shrubs (43%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (36%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in South Taft 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 South Taft.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and South Taft 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 South Taft is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between South Taft and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (40%, 49 kilometers, northeast); Sandberg (10%, 80 kilometers, southeast); Santa Ynez Airport (20%, 82 kilometers, southwest); Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (17%, 86 kilometers, southwest); and Oxnard Airport (13%, 106 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .