Average Weather in May in Alp Spain
In Alp, the month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 56°F to 64°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 73°F or dropping below 46°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 37°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alp typically range from 54°F to 76°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 41°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 Alp 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 highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57% on May 8.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on October 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alp, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 25% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% on May 8, and its lowest chance is 13% on July 14.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Alp is essentially constant, remaining about 1.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.9 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.7 inches on May 9.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Alp, 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, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 43 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, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Alp is 6:47 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:18 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:52 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 9:22 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Alp 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 6:15 AM and sets 15 hours, 17 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:18 AM and sets 9 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alp is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Alp is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Alp is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Alp is increasing during May, rising by 6°F, from 59°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Alp 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 Alp are 42.373 deg latitude, 1.887 deg longitude, and 4,016 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alp contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,425 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,162 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,919 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,964 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alp is covered by cropland (47%), trees (36%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alp 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alp.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alp 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 Alp is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alp and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (21%, 89 kilometers, southeast); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (19%, 90 kilometers, northeast); Saint-Girons - Antichan (25%, 95 kilometers, northwest); Carcassonne-Salvaza (19%, 100 kilometers, north); and Barcelona–El Prat Airport (15%, 121 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .