Average Weather in May in Arinsal Andorra
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 29°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 42°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Arinsal typically range from 45°F to 66°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 32°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
Cordova, Alaska, United States (5,082 miles away); Whistler, Canada (5,216 miles); and Georgetown, Colorado, United States (5,163 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Arinsal (view comparison).
The month of May in Arinsal experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 57% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59% on May 8.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 45% of the time.
For reference, on November 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Arinsal, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on May 8, and its lowest chance is 15% on July 14.
Over the course of May in Arinsal, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 17% to 22%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 9% to 3%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Arinsal is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.7 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.5 inches on May 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Arinsal is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Arinsal, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 59 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 50 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Arinsal is 6:48 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:19 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:54 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 9:24 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Arinsal during 2017, 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 6:16 AM and sets 15 hours, 19 minutes later, at 9:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:20 AM and sets 9 hours, 3 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Arinsal is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Arinsal is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 5.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Arinsal typically lasts for 2.9 months (90 days), from around June 14 to around September 12, rarely starting before May 26 or after July 6, and rarely ending before August 22 or after October 4.
The month of May in Arinsal is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 0% to 18% 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 Arinsal are essentially constant during May, remaining within 15°F of 24°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Arinsal is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 6.1 kWh to 6.8 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 Arinsal are 42.572 deg latitude, 1.485 deg longitude, and 6,368 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Arinsal contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,623 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,205 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,451 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,591 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Arinsal is covered by trees (57%) and bare soil (30%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Arinsal 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Arinsal.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Arinsal 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 Arinsal is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Arinsal and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint-Girons - Antichan (25%, 58 kilometers, northwest); Carcassonne-Salvaza (17%, 98 kilometers, northeast); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (16%, 115 kilometers, east); Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (16%, 129 kilometers, southeast); Barcelona–El Prat Airport (13%, 150 kilometers, south); and Reus Airport (13%, 161 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .