Average Weather in May in Lavelanet France
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 62°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 44°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lavelanet typically range from 58°F to 78°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 46°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 Lavelanet experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55% on May 8.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lavelanet, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on May 2, and its lowest chance is 17% on July 20.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Lavelanet is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.7 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.2 inches on May 3.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Lavelanet, 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, 0 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Lavelanet is 6:46 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 30 minutes earlier at 6:17 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:53 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 9:23 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lavelanet during 2018, 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 6:13 AM and sets 15 hours, 21 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, 1 minute later, at 5:20 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lavelanet is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on October 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Lavelanet is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Lavelanet typically lasts for 7.0 months (214 days), from around April 6 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 17 or after December 1.
The month of May in Lavelanet is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 95% 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 Lavelanet are increasing during May, increasing by 217°F, from 172°F to 389°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lavelanet is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.6 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 Lavelanet are 42.931 deg latitude, 1.847 deg longitude, and 1,942 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lavelanet contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,958 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,690 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,069 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lavelanet is covered by trees (52%), cropland (20%), grassland (15%), and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by trees (61%) and grassland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lavelanet 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 Lavelanet.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lavelanet 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 Lavelanet is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lavelanet and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Carcassonne-Salvaza (36%, 49 kilometers, northeast); Saint-Girons - Antichan (39%, 61 kilometers, west); and Muret-Lherm (25%, 75 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .