Average Weather in May in Highland California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 79°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 95°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 52°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Highland typically range from 64°F to 96°F, while on January 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 66°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 Highland experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 26% 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 46%, 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
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 Highland, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 5% and ending it at 1%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 18% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 19.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Highland is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Highland, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 25 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Highland is 5:59 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:38 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 Highland 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 5:37 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Highland is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Highland is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Highland 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 Highland is gradually increasing during May, rising by 2°F, from 61°F to 64°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Highland typically lasts for 11 months (333 days), from around January 27 to around December 27, rarely starting after March 7, or ending before November 25.
The month of May in Highland is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Highland are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 487°F, from 968°F to 1,455°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Highland is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 7.8 kWh to 8.5 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 Highland are 34.128 deg latitude, -117.209 deg longitude, and 1,312 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Highland contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,414 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,386 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,680 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,453 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Highland is covered by shrubs (75%) and artificial surfaces (23%), within 10 miles by shrubs (67%) and artificial surfaces (17%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (73%) and artificial surfaces (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Highland 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 Highland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Highland 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 Highland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Highland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: San Bernardino International Airport (95%, 4.4 kilometers, southwest); Southern California Logistics Airport (2.6%, 53 kilometers, north); and Palm Springs International Airport (2.2%, 73 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .