Average Weather in May in Hudson Maine, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 60°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 39°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hudson typically range from 60°F to 80°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 8°F to 27°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 Hudson experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 58% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59% on May 19.
The clearest day of the month is May 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on February 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on September 3, 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 Hudson, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 26, and its lowest chance is 22% on February 5.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Hudson is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Hudson, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 17 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Hudson is 5:24 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 4:52 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:41 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 8:14 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Hudson 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 4:48 AM and sets 15 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:10 AM and sets 8 hours, 46 minutes later, at 3:56 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 Hudson is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% of the time, while on November 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 Hudson is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 4.8 miles per hour to 4.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 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
The wind direction in Hudson during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 4 and the south from May 4 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Hudson typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 2 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 25.
During May in Hudson, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 48% 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 Hudson are increasing during May, increasing by 193°F, from 60°F to 254°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Hudson is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.1 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 Hudson are 45.001 deg latitude, -68.881 deg longitude, and 131 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hudson contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 160 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (663 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,619 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hudson is covered by trees (79%) and herbaceous vegetation (20%), within 10 miles by trees (77%) and herbaceous vegetation (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (84%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hudson, 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 Hudson.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hudson 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 Hudson is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hudson and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bangor International Airport (72%, 23 kilometers, south); Millinocket Municipal Airport (13%, 73 kilometers, north); Greenville (10%, 76 kilometers, northwest); and St. Stephen, N. B. (5%, 130 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .