Average Weather in May in Point Pleasant West Virginia, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 73°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 89°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 48°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Point Pleasant typically range from 65°F to 87°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 43°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 Point Pleasant 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 January 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Point Pleasant, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually increasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on July 13, and its lowest chance is 23% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Point Pleasant is essentially constant, remaining about 3.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.3 inches or falling below 1.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.6 inches on May 18.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Point Pleasant, 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, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Point Pleasant is 6:31 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 25 minutes earlier at 6:05 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:20 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 8:47 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Point Pleasant during 2019, 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 6:03 AM and sets 14 hours, 54 minutes later, at 8:57 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:43 AM and sets 9 hours, 27 minutes later, at 5:10 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Point Pleasant is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 1% to 16% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 57% of the time, while on January 11, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Point Pleasant is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 4.3 miles per hour to 3.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Point Pleasant typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 17 to around October 21, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 8, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 10.
The month of May in Point Pleasant is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 81% to 99% 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 Point Pleasant are increasing during May, increasing by 428°F, from 431°F to 859°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant are 38.845 deg latitude, -82.137 deg longitude, and 633 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Point Pleasant contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 616 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (456 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,060 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Point Pleasant is covered by artificial surfaces (41%), trees (39%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by trees (69%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Point Pleasant and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mason County Airport (92%, 9 kilometers, northeast); Tri-State Airport (4.4%, 65 kilometers, southwest); and Yeager Airport (3.8%, 70 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .