Average Weather in May in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil France
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 63°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 46°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil typically range from 58°F to 78°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 47°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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 56% to 48%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56% on May 5.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 28% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on December 29, and its lowest chance is 16% on August 23.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is essentially constant, remaining about 1.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.3 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.8 inches on May 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, 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, 11 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is 6:42 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 6:07 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 9:11 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 9:47 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 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 6:02 AM and sets 15 hours, 56 minutes later, at 9:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:43 AM and sets 8 hours, 28 minutes later, at 5:11 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% 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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 36% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil typically lasts for 7.6 months (234 days), from around March 28 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 26 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 23.
The month of May in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil are increasing during May, increasing by 261°F, from 221°F to 482°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is gradually increasing during May, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.4 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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil are 47.285 deg latitude, 0.127 deg longitude, and 135 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 158 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (410 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,014 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is covered by cropland (63%), grassland (20%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and trees (37%), and within 50 miles by cropland (59%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 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 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Angers – Loire Airport (43%, 45 kilometers, northwest); Tours Val de Loire Airport (38%, 48 kilometers, east); and Poitiers–Biard Airport (18%, 79 kilometers, south).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .