Average Weather in May in Munford Alabama, United States
In Munford, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 78°F to 84°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 90°F or dropping below 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 56°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Munford typically range from 71°F to 90°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 54°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 Munford experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41% on May 1.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on October 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Munford, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 20% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Munford is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Munford, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Munford is 5:55 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:27 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:48 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Munford 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 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 23 minutes later, at 7:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 9 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Munford is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 11% to 50% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 92% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Munford is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 4.5 miles per hour to 3.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Munford is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.6 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during May is 6.7 kWh on May 20.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Munford are 33.530 deg latitude, -85.951 deg longitude, and 617 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Munford contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 249 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 631 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,926 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,057 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Munford is covered by cropland (48%) and trees (48%), within 10 miles by trees (67%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (73%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Munford 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 Munford.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Munford 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 Munford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Munford and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Anniston Metropolitan Airport (89%, 11 kilometers, northeast); Thomas C Russell Field (6%, 68 kilometers, south); and Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (5%, 74 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .