Average Weather in May in Lehighton Pennsylvania, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 66°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 46°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lehighton typically range from 65°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 35°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 Lehighton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on August 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
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 Lehighton, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 16, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 28.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Lehighton is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.6 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Lehighton, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 56 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 59 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Lehighton is 6:01 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:59 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 8:27 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lehighton 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 5:31 AM and sets 15 hours, 7 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 14 minutes later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lehighton is increasing during May, rising from 0% to 9% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% 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 Lehighton is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 5.1 miles per hour to 4.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Lehighton typically lasts for 6.2 months (189 days), from around April 16 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 9.
The month of May in Lehighton is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 87% to 100% 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 Lehighton are increasing during May, increasing by 328°F, from 188°F to 516°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lehighton is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.5 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 Lehighton are 40.834 deg latitude, -75.714 deg longitude, and 732 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lehighton contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 843 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 674 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,467 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,418 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lehighton is covered by trees (51%), artificial surfaces (31%), and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by trees (67%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lehighton 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lehighton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lehighton 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 Lehighton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lehighton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lehigh Valley International Airport (41%, 30 kilometers, southeast); Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (17%, 44 kilometers, northeast); Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (18%, 56 kilometers, north); Reading Municipal Airport (17%, 56 kilometers, south); and Penn Valley Airport (8%, 97 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .