Average Weather in May in Blythe California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 92°F to 100°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 109°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 64°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 78°F.
For reference, on July 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Blythe typically range from 83°F to 109°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°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 Blythe experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 19% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 83% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
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 Blythe, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 10% on August 26, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 14.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Blythe is essentially constant, remaining about 0.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Blythe, 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, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 42 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 Blythe is 5:49 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:29 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:21 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:43 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Blythe during 2021, 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 5:28 AM and sets 14 hours, 23 minutes later, at 7:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:39 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Blythe is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 31% of the time, while on December 4, 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 Blythe is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on September 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Blythe throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 49% on May 21.
Wind Direction in May
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Blythe over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 2, with a 78% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Blythe are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 864°F, from 1,706°F to 2,570°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Blythe is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 7.8 kWh to 8.4 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 Blythe are 33.610 deg latitude, -114.596 deg longitude, and 269 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Blythe is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 23 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 266 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,565 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,619 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Blythe is covered by cropland (80%) and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (50%) and cropland (45%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (88%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Blythe, 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 Blythe.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Blythe 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 Blythe is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Blythe and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Blythe Airport (95%, 11 kilometers, west); Yuma International Airport (3.5%, 105 kilometers, south); and Buckeye Municipal Airport (1.5%, 179 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .