Average Weather in May in Placentia California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 76°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 55°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Placentia typically range from 65°F to 87°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 67°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
Sidi Smai’il, Morocco (5,944 miles away); Uitenhage, South Africa (10,351 miles); and Perth, Australia (9,364 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Placentia (view comparison).
The month of May in Placentia experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 24% to 19%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 81% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
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 Placentia, 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 23.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Placentia is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 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 Placentia, 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, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Placentia is 6:02 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:41 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:35 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 7:56 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Placentia 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 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 25 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:52 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Placentia is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% of the time, while on November 8, 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 Placentia is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 6.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on September 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Placentia 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 Placentia is gradually increasing during May, rising by 2°F, from 61°F to 63°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
Temperatures in Placentia are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Placentia are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 454°F, from 1,082°F to 1,535°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Placentia 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 Placentia are 33.872 deg latitude, -117.870 deg longitude, and 246 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Placentia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 242 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,736 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,062 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Placentia is covered by artificial surfaces (99%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (79%) and shrubs (14%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (39%) and water (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Placentia 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 Placentia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Placentia 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 Placentia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Placentia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fullerton Municipal Airport (52%, 10 kilometers, west); Fob Dwyer (21%, 19 kilometers, south); Chino Airport (13%, 24 kilometers, northeast); and Corona Municipal Airport (14%, 25 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .