Average Weather in May in Lake Elsinore California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 73°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 50°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lake Elsinore typically range from 61°F to 87°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 64°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 Lake Elsinore experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 26% 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 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lake Elsinore, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 5% and ending it at 1%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on February 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 25.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Lake Elsinore is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Lake Elsinore, 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, 24 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 47 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, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Lake Elsinore is 6:00 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:40 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:32 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:54 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lake Elsinore 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lake Elsinore is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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 Lake Elsinore is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour, while on September 9, 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
Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore is gradually increasing during May, rising by 2°F, from 62°F to 64°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Lake Elsinore over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 5, with a 52% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Lake Elsinore are increasing during May, increasing by 372°F, from 795°F to 1,166°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lake Elsinore is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 7.6 kWh to 8.2 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 Lake Elsinore are 33.668 deg latitude, -117.327 deg longitude, and 1,312 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake Elsinore contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 627 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,326 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,533 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,457 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake Elsinore is covered by shrubs (69%) and water (31%), within 10 miles by shrubs (75%) and grassland (15%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (47%) and water (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake Elsinore 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lake Elsinore.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake Elsinore and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: March Air Reserve Base (43%, 27 kilometers, north); Corona Municipal Airport (22%, 36 kilometers, northwest); El Toro Mcas (19%, 38 kilometers, west); and Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station (15%, 41 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .