Average Weather in May in Cranves-Sales France
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 62°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 44°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cranves-Sales typically range from 58°F to 78°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 39°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 Cranves-Sales 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 47% of the time.
For reference, on December 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
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 Cranves-Sales, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 26% on March 3.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Cranves-Sales is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.5 inches or falls below 1.6 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.5 inches on May 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Cranves-Sales, 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, 9 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Cranves-Sales is 6:21 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 5:47 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:43 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 9:17 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cranves-Sales 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 5:43 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cranves-Sales is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Cranves-Sales is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Cranves-Sales typically lasts for 6.9 months (212 days), from around April 8 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 17 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 17 or after November 29.
The month of May in Cranves-Sales is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 92% 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 Cranves-Sales are increasing during May, increasing by 242°F, from 147°F to 389°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cranves-Sales is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.6 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 Cranves-Sales are 46.187 deg latitude, 6.291 deg longitude, and 1,634 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cranves-Sales contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,719 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,807 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,915 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,062 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cranves-Sales is covered by cropland (41%), artificial surfaces (33%), and trees (23%), within 10 miles by trees (29%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cranves-Sales 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cranves-Sales.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cranves-Sales 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 Cranves-Sales is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cranves-Sales and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (66%, 15 kilometers, west); Annecy-Meythet (24%, 32 kilometers, southwest); Sion (6%, 79 kilometers, east); and Neuchatel (4.2%, 104 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .