Average Weather in May in Sunman Indiana, United States
In Sunman, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 69°F to 77°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 85°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 49°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sunman typically range from 66°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 37°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 Sunman experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 50% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sunman, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 40% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 21% on January 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Sunman is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 1.6 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.3 inches on May 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Sunman, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 44 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Sunman is 6:41 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 25 minutes earlier at 6:16 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:33 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 9:00 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sunman 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 6:14 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 9:10 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 5:20 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sunman is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 1% to 19% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 57% 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 Sunman is decreasing during May, decreasing from 8.0 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Sunman typically lasts for 6.3 months (192 days), from around April 13 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 28 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 9.
The month of May in Sunman is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 92% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Sunman is increasing during May, increasing by 402°F, from 308°F to 710°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sunman is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.4 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 Sunman are 39.237 deg latitude, -85.095 deg longitude, and 997 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sunman contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,006 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (820 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sunman is covered by cropland (88%) and trees (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and trees (46%), and within 50 miles by cropland (57%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sunman 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 Sunman.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sunman 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 Sunman is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sunman and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (35%, 42 kilometers, southeast); Butler County Regional Airport (26%, 51 kilometers, east); Columbus Bakalar Municipal Airport (16%, 69 kilometers, west); Shelbyville Municipal Airport (16%, 72 kilometers, northwest); and Bowman Field (7%, 123 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .