Average Weather in May in Travers Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 53°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 71°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 38°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Travers typically range from 52°F to 69°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 34°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 Travers experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 60% to 55%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60% 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 December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 23, 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 Travers, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 44%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 28% on March 3.
Over the course of May in Travers, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 34% to 44%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 2% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Travers is increasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.9 inches on May 31.
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 Travers is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Travers, 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, 11 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Travers is 6:18 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:43 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:43 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 9:19 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Travers 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 5:38 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:15 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Travers is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Travers is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Travers typically lasts for 5.4 months (165 days), from around May 5 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 30, and rarely ending before September 28 or after November 6.
During May in Travers, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 42% to 91% 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 Travers are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 92°F, from 38°F to 129°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Travers is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 6.3 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 Travers are 46.940 deg latitude, 6.676 deg longitude, and 3,583 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Travers contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,218 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,222 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,839 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,459 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Travers is covered by cropland (51%) and trees (41%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Travers 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 Travers.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Travers 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 Travers is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Travers and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Les Eplatures (75%, 18 kilometers, northeast); Neuchatel (13%, 22 kilometers, east); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (6%, 63 kilometers, northwest); and Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (6%, 89 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .