Average Weather in May in Fort Saskatchewan Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 61°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 37°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Saskatchewan typically range from 53°F to 76°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 20°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
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia (4,730 miles away); Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan (5,757 miles); and Laojunmiao, China (5,722 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Fort Saskatchewan (view comparison).
The month of May in Fort Saskatchewan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
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 Fort Saskatchewan, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on July 3, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 12.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Fort Saskatchewan is increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Fort Saskatchewan, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 34 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 15 hours, 9 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 16 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Fort Saskatchewan is 5:56 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 46 minutes earlier at 5:09 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 9:04 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 48 minutes later at 9:52 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Fort Saskatchewan during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:02 AM and sets 17 hours, 5 minutes later, at 10:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:48 AM and sets 7 hours, 26 minutes later, at 4:14 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Saskatchewan is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on September 15, 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 Fort Saskatchewan is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 9.8 miles per hour to 9.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.3 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Fort Saskatchewan throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 28% on May 6.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Fort Saskatchewan typically lasts for 4.3 months (132 days), from around May 10 to around September 19, rarely starting before April 21 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 1 or after October 7.
During May in Fort Saskatchewan, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 28% to 90% 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 Fort Saskatchewan are increasing during May, increasing by 183°F, from 65°F to 248°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Saskatchewan is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.5 kWh to 6.2 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 Fort Saskatchewan are 53.717 deg latitude, -113.219 deg longitude, and 2,051 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Saskatchewan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,048 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (919 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Saskatchewan is covered by cropland (77%) and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (94%), and within 50 miles by cropland (83%) and trees (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Saskatchewan 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 Fort Saskatchewan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fort Saskatchewan 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 Fort Saskatchewan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fort Saskatchewan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Oliver AGDM (71%, 11 kilometers, southwest); Elk Island National Park (24%, 23 kilometers, east); and Abee AGDM (6%, 65 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .