Average Weather in May in Saint-George Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 55°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 73°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 40°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Saint-George typically range from 54°F to 71°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 33°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 Saint-George 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 November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
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 Saint-George, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 35% and ending it at 41%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 26% on March 3.
Over the course of May in Saint-George, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 34% to 41%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 Saint-George is increasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 1.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.8 inches on May 31.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Saint-George, 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, 10 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 17 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Saint-George is 6:20 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 5:46 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:44 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 9:19 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Saint-George 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 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, 34 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Saint-George is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 6, 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 Saint-George is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Saint-George typically lasts for 5.9 months (180 days), from around April 24 to around October 21, rarely starting before April 5 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 8.
The month of May in Saint-George is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 67% to 99% 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 Saint-George are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 115°F, from 52°F to 167°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Saint-George is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.5 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 Saint-George are 46.514 deg latitude, 6.260 deg longitude, and 3,340 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint-George contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,523 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,420 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,262 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,026 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint-George is covered by trees (74%) and cropland (23%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and cropland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-George 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Saint-George.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-George 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 Saint-George is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-George and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (26%, 33 kilometers, south); Les Eplatures (22%, 75 kilometers, northeast); Neuchatel (16%, 75 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (12%, 85 kilometers, north); Dole–Jura Airport (11%, 86 kilometers, northwest); and Sion (14%, 88 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .