Average Weather in May in Les Contamines-Montjoie France
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 51°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 31°F to 37°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Les Contamines-Montjoie typically range from 45°F to 66°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 11°F to 25°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
Cohoe, Alaska, United States (5,002 miles away); Elkford, Canada (4,954 miles); and Georgetown, Colorado, United States (5,209 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Les Contamines-Montjoie (view comparison).
The month of May in Les Contamines-Montjoie experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61% on May 9.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on May 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
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 Les Contamines-Montjoie, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 23% on March 5.
Over the course of May in Les Contamines-Montjoie, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 22% to 36%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 9% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Les Contamines-Montjoie is increasing, starting the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.7 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
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 Les Contamines-Montjoie is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Les Contamines-Montjoie, 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, 8 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Les Contamines-Montjoie is 6:20 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 33 minutes earlier at 5:47 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:40 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 9:14 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Les Contamines-Montjoie 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 5:42 AM and sets 15 hours, 44 minutes later, at 9:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:11 AM and sets 8 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Les Contamines-Montjoie is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
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 Les Contamines-Montjoie is essentially constant during May, remaining around 3.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.1 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Les Contamines-Montjoie typically lasts for 3.1 months (97 days), from around June 4 to around September 9, rarely starting before May 12 or after June 27, and rarely ending before August 18 or after October 1.
The month of May in Les Contamines-Montjoie is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 3% to 41% 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 Les Contamines-Montjoie are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 52°F, from 15°F to 67°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Les Contamines-Montjoie is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 6.7 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 Les Contamines-Montjoie are 45.821 deg latitude, 6.728 deg longitude, and 5,719 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Les Contamines-Montjoie contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 5,013 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,247 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,973 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,003 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Les Contamines-Montjoie is covered by trees (52%) and grassland (23%), within 10 miles by trees (27%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Les Contamines-Montjoie 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 Les Contamines-Montjoie.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Les Contamines-Montjoie 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 Les Contamines-Montjoie is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Les Contamines-Montjoie and a given station.
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